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Five blogs in five days in Las Vegas continues! Yesterday's blog was a preview of Monday's Tire Industry Awards Banquet. It also included a teaser about the new Kenda Klever AT2 KR628, which Kenda Tire USA was launching in conjunction with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas Nov. 4-8.

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Photos: 2019 Tire Industry Honors

Members of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) gathered for their annual awards ceremony on Nov. 4, before the start of the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Global Tire Expo.

Event Celebrates the Best of the Tire Industry

Brent Hesje, CEO of Fountain Tire Ltd., may have coined the ultimate definition of the tire industry. Hesje, among the newest Tire Industry Hall of Famers, said, “I think it’s a bunch of characters full of good character.”

TIA Picks a New Hotel for 2019 SEMA Show

It's apparently never too early to plan for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Global Tire Expo, because the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is already gearing up for a new venue for events in November 2019.

Norm Affleck, a Founding Member of Big O, Dies

Norm Affleck, retired CEO and president of Big O Tires Inc., died on Feb. 8, 2019. He was not only a founding dealer member of Big O Tires, but also instrumental in the introduction of the Big O brand 33 years ago.

Photos: 2018 Tire Industry Honors

The Tire Industry Assocation (TIA) hosted its annual awards ceremony on Oct. 29, before the start of the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Associaton (SEMA) Show. Honorees included Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd., and Bob Majewski, president of Sumerel Tire Service, who were inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

BKT Will Build a Tire Plant in the U.S., Says Poddar

Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), wasn't able to attend his induction into the Tire Industry Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 due to a death in the family. But thanks to a video message and one big announcement, he was there in more than just spirit.