Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC has sold off more of its GCR Tires & Service business. And the buyer is a repeat customer: McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. The Pennsylvania-based tire dealer is buying 13 more stores, plus three GCR retread plants.
For the past 25 years Bauer Built Inc. has honored its past and present with the presentation of scholarships to high school seniors. The gifts are named in honor of the tire dealer's founders, G.F. "Sam" and Ethel V. Bauer, and they're given to the children and grandchildren of Bauer Built employees.
McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. has expanded its corporate internship program for high school and college students, giving them real-work experience while benefitting from their energy and new ideas. The tire dealer has even hired two of its recent college graduate interns.
Retreaders are eager for the boost the new countervailing and antidumping tariffs on truck and bus tires from China are expected to generate for their industry.
It’s almost time to reveal Modern Tire Dealer’s latest edition of the Top Retreaders list. In that spirit, we've compiled an overview of the retreading industry from 2018, covering everything from the double-digit change in overall sales to the average cost of a casing.
Bauer Built Inc. has acquired the commercial tire division of Allied Oil & Tire Co. effective April 1, 2019.
Another key figure in the days when the American Retreaders Association was full of vibrant, fun and, yes, sometimes crazy people (why does Kevin Rohlwing come to mind when I write that?) is leaving the industry.
Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., the largest OTR tire retreader in the U.S., has purchased the Northwest Retreaders Division of NRI Inc., the second largest.
It’s difficult to find a topic most people agree on, but among retreaders, concern over low-cost Chinese tires is one of them. “We are constantly looking for ways to cut cost out of the retread process so that we can be competitive,” says Chris Chase, president of Donald B. Rice Tire Co. Inc., which goes to market as Rice Retreading Inc.
For the first time since Modern Tire Dealer began ranking retreaders in 1988, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is not in the No. 1 spot. The company did not specify the reasons for its lower production totals, but the overall retreading industry has been affected by high volumes of low-cost tires from China.
King Tire Service Inc. from Bluefield, W.Va., is adding a second retreading facility, and the new shop in Bristol, Va., will operate as a ContiLifeCycle partner.
McCarthy Tire Service Co. is celebrating its 90th year in business. How does one of the largest tire dealers in the U.S. mark such an occasion? By getting bigger and better.
Acquisitions have claimed two independent dealers from this year’s Top Retreaders list: Brahler’s Truckers Supply Co. and Hill Tire Co.