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Titan Is 'Optimistic Heading into 2021,' Says Hawkins

More good things are around the corner for ag tire manufacturers and dealers, Paul Hawkins, senior vice president of aftermarket sales for Titan International Inc., recently told MTD. In this exclusive interview, Hawkins discusses the state of ag tire demand in North America, new products that Titan will roll out during 2021 and more.


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Burt

Dealers Target Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

How Dealers are Servicing This Fast-Growing Segment

Driven by e-commerce and the proliferation of distribution hubs, there are more last-mile delivery vans on the road than ever before, creating additional tire and service opportunities for enterprising tire dealers. Here's how two leading tire dealerships are pursuing this rapidly growing segment, as they share what's working for them.


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ZC Rubber warehouse

ZC Rubber Opens New Warehouse

ZC Rubber America Inc. is opening a new distribution center in December 2020 so serve the eastern U.S. The warehouse, located in Statesville, N.C., will serve as the distribution hub for Arisun truck tire customers and dealers in the region.


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Barnwell

Barnwell House of Tires Completes 'Corona Shift'

Eight months ago, Barnwell House of Tires found itself at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, supplying tires and related services that enabled waste haul, utility and other essential fleets to operate, while enacting measures to protect the well-being of its customers and employees. “The Big Apple” is no longer the nexus of the pandemic and Barnwell has emerged as a stronger, more nimble company. Scott Weeden, the dealership’s vice president of sales, calls it “the corona shift.”


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Continental Nikolai Setzer

Continental Names Next Chairman

Nikolai Setzer will take over as executive board chairman of Continental AG on Dec. 1. He replaces Elmar Degenhart, who is stepping down at the end of November due to health reasons.


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HunterNet 2

HunterNet 2 Tracks ROI for Tire Equipment

Customers of Hunter Engineering Co. can use the online HunterNet 2 to instantly measure the return on investment of their newest connected pieces of equipment. But the platform is designed for Hunter customers with older equipment too. They can purchase consumables easily online and also keep track of the details of every piece of Hunter equipment in their businesses.


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Hunter

Hunter Rolls Out New Equipment During Innovation Expo

Hunter Engineering Co. has unveiled a number of new equipment solutions, including its Quick Check Drive and Quick Check Edge heavy-duty inspection system, which can "cycle trucks through continuously, eliminating the need for stopping or labor," according to Hunter officials.


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Black's Tire BTS SEMA event

Black's Tire Event Will Help Customers Plan for 2021

The wholesale division of Black’s Tire Service Inc. regularly plans events for its customers, bringing in vendors, trainers and speakers to talk about how they can improve their businesses. In 2020, that’s proven to be more important than ever. And so with safety precautions in place, the show will go on.


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