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ATD Says Demand for Custom Wheels Is Strong As Ever

Demand for custom wheels has remained robust despite the impact of COVID-19, according to John Tak, senior director of merchandising for American Tire Distributors Inc.  In fact, “with people staying home, they are buying wheels,” he says. “Our dealers are telling us they are as busy as ever on the wheel side. And our wheel business has been up significantly.”


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Point S Expands in Ontario

Point S Canada will open five Point S locations in Ontario, plus six more under its Otobox retail banner. The new stores will give the province 70 total locations.


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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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Tariffs Due on PLT Tires From Vietnam

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has found evidence that tiremakers and tire exporters in Vietnam benefited from government subsidies in 2019, and as a result consumer tires imported into the U.S. from Vietnam should be assessed countervailing duties.


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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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Updated: All Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires Will Remain

Without Tariffs, DOC Predicts Market Would Return to Previous Conditions

Five years after tariffs were imposed on passenger and light truck tires imported from China, the Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined removing those tariffs would likely result in tires being dumped in the U.S. market and subsidized by the Chinese government once again. As a result, both the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2015 will stand.


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Nokian's 3Q Sales in Americas Up 25% From 2019

In three out of the four regions where Nokian Tyres plc breaks down its net sales, the company’s performance in the third quarter of 2020 topped what those regions had sold in the same period a year ago. In the Americas, sales increased 25%.


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ATD Hosts ATDWheels Virtual Open House

American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) hosted its first, fully interactive ATDWheels Virtual Open House last week. The event gave more than 3,000 customers an in-depth look at the ATDWheels portfolio, including new wheel styles and digital wheel-selling tools.


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