Tire Discounters to double in size in 5 years
UAE investment firm invests in Nexen Tire
Hankook concepts receive recognition
ATV opens 99th American Tire Depot
LA MIRADA, Calif. — ATV Inc. has opened American Tire Depot retail stores in Upland, Ventura and Wasco, Calif., pushing its network of stores to 99 throughout Southern California.
Mercedes tire placard petition OK'd
WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted a Mercedes-Benz USA L.L.C. petition for inconsequential noncompliance involving mismarked wheel rims.
GCR hires Hoeft to fill vacant COO post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s GCR Tires & Service business has hired Steve Hoeft, an operations specialist, to become its chief operating officer, filling an open position.
Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Michelin
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud for defrauding Michelin North America Inc. of approximately $1.4 million.
Snap-on redesigns Hofmann website
CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-on Inc. has redesigned the website of its Hofmann Equipment business to showcase its wheel service products better, the company said.
Tenn. shop owner Ponder wins CCPN scholarship
BETHESDA, Md. — Brian Ponder, owner of Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, Tenn., has won a scholarship to the University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 program.
Monro to acquire 20 more auto repair stores
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has struck a pair of deals to acquire 20 auto repair stores in the U.S. Midwest, including eight operated by a Car-X Tire & Auto franchisee.
USTMA: Steel tariffs could pose a risk to U.S. tire makers
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department's tentative plans to place tariffs on imported steel could "pose a risk" to U.S. tire manufacturers, the head of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association said recently.
Monro sales, earnings up in Q1
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported a 5.1-percent increase in operating income in the quarter ended June 24 on 18.4-percent higher sales, generated primarily by the first-time accounting of recent acquisitions.
ZC Rubber to be OE supplier for forklift maker
HANGZHOU, China — China's Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. will be supplying original equipment OTR tires for forklifts made by Linde Forklift Truck Corp.
Newfoundland awards TDA contract
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland — The Newfoundland Multi-Materials Stewardship Board has contracted Nova Scotia's C&D Recycling to process approximately 2,000 metric tons of scrap tires into tire-derived aggregate.
Hijackers sweepstakes deadline is Aug. 30
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The deadline to enter the Gabriel Hijackers 50th anniversary sweepstakes is Aug. 30.
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How have local road conditions and/or road construction impacted tire repairs/automotive services at your dealership?
|We've seen an increase in business.||
40% (17 votes)
|Things are holding steady.||
50% (21 votes)
|Business is trending down.||
10% (4 votes)
|Total votes: 42|