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OTR conference emphasizes earthmover tires

Sixty years ago, no one was producing a 63-inch giant OTR tire, much less retreading one. Today, 63-inch tires are in demand all over the world. And a number of companies, including Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. in Potosi, Mo., are profitably selling, retreading and/or repairing them.

California tire event hosts 71 people

The California Tire Dealers Association and–OEM Wheels held their annual New Year Luncheon on Jan. 15, 2015. Sponsored by Yokohama Tire Corp. and 1-800EveryRim, the event was attended by 71 "enthusiastic tire and wheel people," according to event organizer Billy Eordekian.

1-800EveryRim invites Pratt-Boyer to lunch

The third annual–OEM Wheels New Year Luncheon will be held Jan. 15, 2015, in Pico Rivera, Calif. (the greater Los Angeles area). Yokohama Tire Corp. will be the co-sponsor of the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) event.

Purcell Tire hires Lucas to take over as CEO

Succession plans have been a hot topic at Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. board meetings for years. But it only took a few weeks to hire the CEO necessary to ensure the continued growth, strength and future of the company.

Michelin Earthmover expands repair network

The Michelin Earthmover division of Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced that since its inception in February 2013, the company has certified 11 Michelin Professional Earthmover Dealers into the Michelin Earthmover Performance Repairs program.

Majewski passes the TRIB gavel to Hayes

Brian Hayes, vice president of manufacturing for Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., is the incoming president of the Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB).