“With unemployment around 10% — and there being no signs of it getting much better anytime soon — the recovery is fragile, in my opinion,” says analyst Saul Ludwig.

Always looking ahead

We first asked analyst Saul Ludwig to predict the future of the tire industry in our January 1973 “Facts Issue.” At the time, many independent tire dealers and investors were concerned about the growth of radial tires, and the proliferation of sizes.

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