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Sun Auto Tire to Acquire Plaza Tire Service

Purchase Will Add 70 Stores to Sun's Rapidly Expanding Footprint

Sun Auto Tire & Service Inc. will acquire Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Plaza Tire Service from owners Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes on Dec. 31. Plaza Tire has 70 locations throughout its native Missouri, plus stores in Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.


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Understanding the Buyer's Risk in an M&A Deal

It’s always true that the owners of a tire-related business know everything about their particular business, while the parties looking to buy it know very little. Whether you are a tire retailer, a commercial tire dealer or a wholesaler, it helps to treat potential buyers as if they were your customers.


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Bridgestone Gears Up for a Strong 2022

Dealers Will Enjoy New Products, More Robust Supply

Dealers can expect new tires and more consistent supply from Bridgestone Americas Inc. in 2022, Bridgestone officials announced during the company's recent, all-digital consumer and commercial tire meeting. "Our shipments are up 15% versus last year" in consumer replacement, says Scott Damon, Bridgestone's chief operating officer.


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Belle Tire Enters Chicago Market with Two New Stores

Dealership Will Open 60 Stores in Illinois Over Next Three Years

Allen Park, Mich.-based Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has officially entered the greater Chicago market by opening a store in Naperville, Ill., and another outlet in Villa Park, Ill. The dealership plans to open 60 stores in Illinois over the next three years.


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Tireco to Roll Out MAP, Associate Dealer Program

Dealer Group Is 'Next Logical Step for Milestar Brand,' Says Hoit

“We’re on the cusp of some neat things that we are excited about,” says Andrew Hoit, Tireco Inc.’s vice president of sales and marketing. That includes the company's first minimum advertised price (MAP) policy and an associate dealer program - both of which will debut in 2022.


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