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Ole Miss STEM Center Named After Jim and Tommy Duff

Jim and Tommy Duff were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a center geared toward boosting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at the University of Mississippi. The center will be named after the tire dealing brothers, who are the owners of Southern Tire Mart.


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Littlefield Leaves TIA in Top Shape As He Retires

New Tire Industry Hall of Fame member and outgoing Tire Industry Association (TIA) CEO Dr. Roy Littlefield can claim a number of well-deserved achievements and accolades. But the association’s longtime leader says many of his proudest moments at the helm of TIA were accompanied by little — and in most cases, zero — fanfare. 


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Commercial Tire Dealers Share Best Safety Practices

“There’s no competition when it comes to safety.” That has become the backbone and unofficial motto of the Safety Leadership Summit, an initiative led by and involving some of the nation’s largest commercial tire dealerships. In October 35 safety personnel gathered near Charlotte, N.C., to share best practices and ideas on how to make their employees, workplaces and the industry as a whole, safer.


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GRI Releases Ultimate Green XT

Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) is putting its sustainable technology into the market with the release of the Ultimate Green XT tire for material handling applications.


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ST Tires Contribute to Moore’s Tire Sales' Success

With 12 warehouses and a wholesale tire operation that covers much of New York and Pennsylvania, Moore’s Tire Sales Inc. is experiencing a big business boom. In the first three months of 2021, owner Bill Watkins said the company recorded a $4 million increase in sales. And at the start of the second quarter, the 43-person sales team hit its monthly quota more than a week ahead of schedule.
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Photos: Top Retreaders Expand for the Future

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.