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OTR Tire Pioneer, Cobre Tire Founder Bob Fletcher Dies

OTR tire industry pioneer Bob Fletcher recently died at the age of 100. In 1970, Fletcher started Cobre Tire Co., which - under his leadership - became one of the largest OTR tire dealerships in North America, serving customers throughout the mining and construction industries.


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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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TIA

Incoming TIA President Nothdurft Outlines Key Issues for 2021

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will have a new president next month, when Dan Nothdurft takes the organization's helm. In this interview, Nothdurft - who is the president of Tires Tires Tires, a four-location, independent tire dealership based in Sioux City, Iowa - previews some of the things that TIA members can expect to see from the association in 2021. This includes the continuation of TIA’s popular training webinars and other efforts.


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PTNA

MTD Exclusive: CEO Berardi Outlines Pirelli's Plans for North America

Pietro Berardi is no stranger to the automotive aftermarket, having held senior leadership positions in the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance and FCA Group. Seven months into his role as CEO of Pirelli Tire North America Inc. (PTNA), Berardi also has become an expert on the North American tire industry. In this MTD exclusive, Berardi - who has been tasked with strengthening Pirelli's presence in North America - discusses the company's product strategy, its participation in the future mobility ecosystem, his take on the market as 2020 winds down and other topics.


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