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Tire Factory hires Watson to head merchandising

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Todd Watson

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 18, 2014) — Tire Factory Inc., a tire dealership cooperative, has hired Todd Watson as director of merchandising.

Mr. Watson has extensive experience in both management and

merchandising within many different industries, according to Tire Factory. He most recently worked for Kroger Co.

“I’m very pleased to join the Tire Factory family of independent tire dealers. It is a great opportunity to work with our VIP Manufacturers like Goodyear and Hankook to win more market share for our members,” Mr. Watson said.

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Previous | Published January 28, 2016

Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78