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Wanted: Tire Industry Leaders of the Future

There’s plenty to be said about the institutional knowledge of our industry’s long-time leaders. But more and more, young people are on the front lines pushing the tire industry into the future. Modern Tire Dealer is on the hunt for those young trailblazers.

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YANG Members Will Take the Stage During Conference

The 1,500 members of Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) will have a chance to grab the mic and the spotlight during the group's 2019 leadership conference in a series of rapid-fire, five-minute presentations that relate to the industry.

Tom Eisenberg says he thinks his grandfather would shed a tear or two if he saw the mural, and "say it's great and keep moving. He was not that sentimental about things. He was a U.S. Marine."
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West Coast Tire Pays Tribute to Its Founder Bob Mirman

After Bob Mirman, the founder of West Coast Tire and Service Inc., died in October, his grandson wanted to find a way to honor the man who led him into the tire business. So he put a customer — an artist — to work on a 30-foot mural.  

Sales have doubled at Lenhart's Service Center Tire Pros since the business opted to close on Saturdays in 2000.
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Closing for the Weekend To Keep Employees

A recurring theme plays out in the job interviews Nick Lenhart conducts with potential young employees at Lenhart's Service Center Tire Pros LLC. Lenhart, 32, hears lots of dissatisfied people complaining about the long hours they're working elsewhere.

Roy Littlefield IV, or RL4 as he’s known within the Tire Industry Association, provided members with a legislative update during the SEMA Show.
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3 Editors, 3 Takes: On the Rise, and On the Show Floor

When I suggested Modern Tire Dealer unveil On the Rise, our list of young industry leaders, at the biggest industry event of the year, I expected a few eager participants to respond. I knew the leaders were out there, and I thought I’d meet one or two in Las Vegas.

Brian Finkelstein has helped his family-owned business open four distribution centers in two years, including the Fairfield, N.J., location.
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On the Rise: As We Pay Tribute to Gen Y, We Build a Community

Millennials in the workplace are often the butt of jokes for their cultural characteristics, either true or imagined. Supposedly they are all “entitled” with a weak work ethic. And they still live at home, even into their 30s, surrounded by the trophies they received for participation.

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MTD Wants to Meet Your Young Leaders

Forget the negative stereotypes about younger generations. The livelihoods of today’s independent tire dealers depend on the work, talent, and technical intuition of the next generation. Modern Tire Dealer is launching a program to celebrate those young leaders.

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