As part of our yearlong celebration of Modern Tire Dealer’s 100th anniversary, we continue to compare the past to the present with an eye toward the future. Today, as part of my 5 blogs in 5 days series, we take you back to our October 1969 issue, when we wrote about Hunter Engineering Co.’s new Compute-A-Line F-60 computerized wheel aligner.
It's Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the 2019 Global Tire Expo (GTE) in Las Vegas. Yesteday, I received a lot of congratulations on my pending retirement, and one heartfelt, "You S.O.B.!" Thanks to all of you, even John.
More than 20 years ago, the International Tire Expo, under the direction of the Tire Association of North America, merged with the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas. The names have changed since then -- it's now called the Global Tire Expo "powered" by TIA (Tire Industry Association) -- but the event remains one of the biggest tire shows in the world.
I received some insightful reactions to my Oct. 28 blog on Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. financials, which specifically addressed how the results were affected by tariffs on tire imports from China.
Ever wonder just how much of an impact tariffs on Chinese tire imports have on the tire manufacturers? Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. revealed as much in its recent third-quarter financial results.
As part of our 100th anniversary celebration this year, I have written and blogged about past events in our industry, as reported in Modern Tire Dealer. Reading about our coverage of these events has been both informative and entertaining to me; I hope you have felt the same way.
Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, last night, an appropriate venue because the National Football League is celebrating its 100th season this year. (Go Browns!)
Did you know Les Schwab died 12 years ago? At the time, Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc. was based in Prineville, Ore., and ran 333 stores.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is putting its U.S. plant project on hold after 8 1/2 months of prep work.
The 2019 Annual Ohio Tire & Automotive Association Golf Outing proved to be more than a day on the links for a record 124 attendees.
I was going through my files at home the other day and ran across a Toledo newspaper article from June 29, 2003. The article isn't important; on the back of it, however, was an ad for Michel Tires Plus.
Roughly one year after tire wholesaling in the U.S. was turned on its head, I asked the top executives at TireHub LLC, NTW and American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) how their companies were progressing.
It seems autonomous vehicles continue to pique the interest of journalists everywhere, and that includes me. I have gone on record as saying they won't take over our highways anytime soon because there are too many obstacles to overcome first.