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‘We’re in the Long Game:’ Tire Dealer of the Year Chip Wood Leads Tire Discounters Into the Future

The year was 1976. Armed with $5,000 in hard-earned savings and a matching loan from his father, 22-year-old Chip Wood opened his first tire store - a rough and tumble former gas station on the east side of Cincinnati, complete with missing windows and a garage door that was too small to accommodate a car. Nearly 45 years later, Wood's dealership, Tire Discounters, is one of the country's largest tire store chains, a state-of-the-art operation on the cutting edge of tire and auto service retailing. And Wood is MTD's 2020 Tire Dealer of the Year. 


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ALI Leader Chic Fox Dies

ALI Leader Chic Fox Dies

E.K. “Chic” Fox, longtime Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) leader, died at home in Indiatlantic, Fla., on June 6 after a long illness. Fox dedicated 43 years of his life to ALI and improving automotive lift safety.
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