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2021 SEMA Show Drew 100,000-Plus

The recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show drew more than 100,000 attendees, exhibitors and media, according to SEMA officials, making the event "the largest North American automotive trade show" since the COVID-19 pandemic "shut everything down in 2020."


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TIA Names Dick Gust its New CEO

Industry Veteran Will Take Office on Jan. 1

After an extensive search, The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named Dick Gust its new CEO, effective Jan. 1. He replaces longtime TIA CEO Dr. Roy Littlefield, who is retiring.


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Servicing Coal Mines Takes Teamwork

King Tire Partners With OTR Tire Supplier to Optimize Tire Life

Building a tire to service coal mines takes a team. That’s what King Tire Service Inc. of Bluewell, W.Va., and Yokohama Tire Corp. discovered while working with several coal mining companies throughout West Virginia to develop an OTR tire, the Yokohama Y67 IND-3, some 10 years ago. 


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Insights Into Jim and Tommy Duff, Recipients of MTD's 2021 Tire Dealer of the Year Award

Observations From Members of Southern Tire Mart's Leadership Team

Despite its size and scope, Southern Tire Mart’s corporate structure is lean — and that’s by design. Jim and Tommy Duff work with a small leadership team at their state-of-the-art corporate office in Columbia, Miss. Several members of the group have been with Southern Tire Mart since the 1980s. 


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'We're Just Getting Started:' Jim and Tommy Duff - the Recipients of MTD's Tire Dealer of the Year Award - Prepare for Southern Tire Mart's Next Growth Phase

They own and operate the biggest commercial truck tire dealership in the United States. Their company also is the largest retreader in the country — with its daily production eclipsing that of three different tire manufacturers. They’ve built a coast-to-coast empire spanning more than 150 stores across 15 states that is on track to hit $2 billion in sales this year. They’re Jim and Tommy Duff, the owners of Southern Tire Mart. They’re the recipients of MTD’s 2021 Tire Dealer of the Year Award. And they say they’re just getting started. 


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TIA Names Littlefield, Barry to Hall of Fame

Inductions Will Take Place During Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named TIA CEO Dr. Roy Littlefield and Martin Barry, former president of the National Tire Dealers Association (NTDA), to the Tire Industry Hall of Fame. They will be inducted on Nov. 2 during the Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
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