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Blog 4: Alignment Has Changed Dramatically in 50 Years

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.

Six Retreading Experts Peer 10 Years into the Future

“Where do you see the retread market in 10 years?” That is the question Kevin Rohlwing, the Tire Industry Association’s senior vice president of training, asked industry experts as part of his article on the retread market for our October issue.

4 Generations of Zieglers Know How to Stay in Business

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!)

100 (or More!) Years Selling Tires

Is it possible to stay in the tire business for 100 years? Nearly two dozen independent tire dealerships have overcome the challenges of change to grow for a century or more.

Max Finkelstein Celebrates 100 Years

"Max Finkelstein founded his namesake company in 1919 with a dream and a few junk tires." A century later, the tire distributor has kept its family roots and grown into 16 locations, more than 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space and 500+ employees.