Over the past four years a group of commercial tire dealers has set aside competition in the name of improving safety across their businesses, as well as the whole industry. At this year’s Safety Leadership Summit, the group included more than 40 representatives of tire dealerships and industry suppliers and leaders, and they covered everything from cell phones to cribbing to shoes.
"I started in 1973 and have never seen the business like this," Morry Taylor, chairman of Titan International Inc., recently said. "No one knows when this is going to slow down, but it's real hard to see any slowing anytime soon."
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is investing $60 million in its Bandag tread rubber manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas. The infusion will increase the plant's output by 16% and will include a 50,000-square-foot expansion.
Autel Energy - Autel’s U.S. brand of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions - made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show Sept. 14 in Detroit, Mich. During the event, Autel showcased "an ecosystem of viable and reliable electric vehicle EV charging solutions."
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. has released the new Galaxy AT Grip Steel steel-belted skid steer radial tire, which was designed in close consultation with skid steer operators and industrial tire dealers.
The latest market data compiled by Michelin Group shows that the truck tire segment is as strong as ever and so far the replacement market is keeping pace with the significant growth recorded a year ago.
Ben Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1, will present the Lunch & Learn: Electric Vehicles session titled, “EVs Are in Your Future! How Will it Impact Your Shop?” on Sept. 24 during the ADAPT Automotive Technology Summit in Arlington, Texas.
Torqata, in partnership with sponsors American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD), Google Cloud, and Continental Tire the America LLC, will host the 'Reinvent the Wheel’ Hackathon 2.0 on Nov. 11, 2022, at ATD’s headquarters in Huntersville, N.C.
The Tire Industry Association has extended early bird registration for the 68th annual OTR Tire Conference until Oct. 6. The event will take place Feb. 22-25, 2023, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, in Tucson, Ariz
Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. has opened a corporate office in the United States. The office is located at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina for ease of access to the company's growing customer base.
Southern Tire Mart Recently Finalized Purchase of 26 GCR Centers
September 8, 2022
Bridgestone Americas Inc. says it is the final stages of selling 25 GCR Tires & Service locations and four retread plants to a couple of "strategic buyers." The transactions will close later this month.
BendPak Inc. has introduced its new Dannmar D4-12A alignment lift which can be used to perform two- or four-wheel alignments and general service work on cars, SUVs and light trucks weighing up to 12,000 pounds.
Green Bay, Wis.-based Pomp’s Tire Service Inc. has acquired Tredroc Tire Services Inc., which is based in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The transaction - which includes 17 locations, four retread plants and two distribution centers - closed on Sept. 2.
Southern Tire Mart LLC has expanded its footprint by nearly 40 locations with the recent acquisitions of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Redburn Tire Co. and 26 Bridgestone Americas Inc.-owned GCR Tires & Service locations.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is investing an additional $42 million to establish commercial operations of guayule as a domestic source of natural rubber, with additional investment and expansions planned.
Retreaders endured an uneasy 2020, but they pushed forward with investments in facilities and technology as they remained focused on the future. Here's a look at the domestic retread tire market in 2021, and some of the people making things happen.