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.
"If it's a sneak peek of the two new Firestone Destination tires, why don't you have pictures of them?" That's what Joy Kopcha, Modern Tire Dealer's senior editor, said to me when I wrote last week's blog.
Occasionally a death notice slips by without, well, notice. In this case there were two of them. And both men made their mark in the tire industry.
Tire retailers and wholesalers, big and small, have been targets of ransomware and cyberattacks. We've got eight preventive measures you can take to help guard your business.
Autonomous vehicles are a hotbed subject in our industry, as they should be. They potentially affect everyone, even non-drivers, and certainly tire dealers.
There are more than 29,000 independent tire dealerships in the U.S., and I like to think they all care about satisfying the customer. But every once in a while, I hear about a store manager taking advantage of a customer.
Would you consider Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. a domestic or foreign car company? The parent company is based in Japan. But Toyota has been manufacturing vehicles in the U.S. since 1972.
"Next they'll be selling tires. They sell almost everything else."
Can we expect tire prices to rise soon? It looks like the prices of at least two key raw materials in the tire building process may be on their way up.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”