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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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Capitol

TIA Says 'Split Congress' Is Likely Next Year

In a legislative update sent out today, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) said it believes "we will still be working with a split Congress" following the Jan. 5 run-off election in Georgia. TIA officials also shared further thoughts on issues the incoming Biden Administration will tackle.


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Pep Boys calendar

Pep Boys Begins Centennial Celebration

Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack will celebrate 100 years in business in 2021, and Icahn Automotive Group is celebrating the brand's founding by four Navy veterans with the release of a historical calendar that will help support veterans' organizations.


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TIA Adds Three Weeks of Virtual Classes to Schedule

The Tire Industry Association is adding three weeks of virtual classes to its December training schedule. The first two weeks will highlight the association's Automotive Tire Service courses and the third week will offer a 200-level Basic Commercial Tire Service training class.


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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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'Ignorance Is Much More Expensive Than Training'

Cecil Bullard, CEO at the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence, presented a seminar on Diagnosing and Repairing Your Business for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) being presented online this week. Bullard addressed myths about running an automotive repair shop. 


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