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Modern Tire Dealer is kicking off a new series of interviews with independent tire dealers. We sat down with Rick Benton and Ryan Benton from Black's Tire Service Inc. and asked them questions about issues facing the tire industry. They addressed wholesale distribution, e-commerce and the search for technicians.

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Les Schwab Puts Sale Process on Pause

The sale of Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc., one of the country’s largest independent tire dealerships, has been “paused,” Dale Thompson, the company’s chief marketing officer, has told MTD.

Tire Discounters to Open Five New Locations

One of the largest independent tire dealerships in the United States is getting bigger. Tire Discounters, which now has 132 retail tire stores, is planning five new locations for the Knoxville, Tenn., Huntsville, Ala., and Indianapolis, Ind., markets.

Sullivan Tire: This Is the Time to Market to Consumers

As automakers shut down production lines and new car sales take a nose dive, Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. sees an opportunity. Paul Sullivan says it’s a perfect time for tire dealers to talk to consumers about the importance of maintaining their vehicles.  

Two More VIP Technicians Earn World Class Status

Two more technicians at VIP Inc. dba VIP Tires and Service have achieved ASE World Class Technician status — making them among the fewer than 0.3% of technicians in the U.S. to earn the elite rank.  

Mavis Will Acquire 112 NTB Stores

Mavis Tire Supply Co. is buying 112 NTB Tire & Service Centers, a move that will make it the second largest independent tire dealer in the U.S.