Mike Manges has rejoined Modern Tire Dealer (MTD) as the publication’s executive editor.
Consumers with flat tires may be surprised to find they were stopped in their tracks by a spoon. Or wrench. Or pair of pliers. But finding kitchen utensils and tools in flat tires is not a surprise to automotive service professionals.
The Independent Tire Dealers Group (ITDG) celebrated its 25th anniversary in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, last month at its annual membership meeting and trade show. Here are some highlights!
Shawn Rasey spends his days directing the earthmover tire business for Continental Tire the Americas LLC. And with more than 40 years in the industry, he says dealers need to prioritize the time they spend strategically thinking about the future.
The consensus coming from speakers at the 64th annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference is that the economy is strong and prospects for growth in 2019 are expected. All of this spells moderate-to-strong demand for the OTR tire industry.
Myers Tire Supply welcomed more than 50 supplier partners to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2018 National Sales Meeting and Supplier Fair, held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Cleveland May 15-19.
Bridget Neal was named president of Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s Commercial Off-The-Road Tire Division last August. She is responsible for leading strategic planning, sales, engineering and global support for the company’s OTR business. She joined Bridgestone in 2002.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) hosted its annual awards night on the eve of the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes, the second generation brothers who own Plaza Tire Service Inc., are the winners of Modern Tire Dealer’s 2017 Tire Dealer of the Year Award.
Chinese tire manufacturer Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. has taken the next step toward building its first tire factory outside of China.
New tire lines, increased marketing efforts and sales support for dealers, plus a “doubling down” on its consumer focus were the major highlights from the Bridgestone Consumer Tire Business Meeting held last month in Los Angeles. Roughly 200 dealers were in attendance.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is presenting its 2016 Legislative Review "The Issues that Affect You and How to Protect your Bottom Line" on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Rooms S106-107.
Last December, Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) held grand opening ceremonies for its new off-highway tire plant in Bhuj, India. Modern Tire Dealer’s Editor Bob Ulrich was there and reported on the event in our January issue, along with several online reports.