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    • Marks succeeds Cox as ITDG CEO

      TEQUESTA, Fla. Independent Tire Dealers Group L.L.C. has hired Dave Marks, an industry veteran with 35-plus years' experience, to take over as president and CEO from the retired Michael Cox.

    • NASTF to spotlight OEM service info at AAPEX

      LAS VEGAS — The National Automotive Service Task Force will emphasize the value of OEM technical information websites for independent auto service technicians during its 2017 general meeting Nov. 1 in Las Vegas during AAPEX.

    • IFA revamps VetFran program

      WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Franchise Association has restructured its VetFran Program into a three-tiered recognition system to broaden the program's participation base.

    • NTDA calls for ban on part-worn tires

      AYLESBURY, England — The United Kingdom's National Tyre Distributors Association is calling for a complete ban on the sale of partly worn tires throughout the U.K

    • NASTF's Skip Potter to retire

      ST. JOHNS, Fla. — Skip Potter, executive director of the National Automotive Service Task Force plans to retire Aug. 31 after five-plus years at the head of the organization.

    • USW, Sumitomo U.S. negotiate wage increase

      TONAWANDA, N.Y. Members of United Steelworkers union Local 135, who work at Sumitomo Rubber USA L.L.C. in Tonawanda, will receive a wage increase under a new tentative agreement with the company.

    • USTMA sees slight dip in U.S. tire shipments

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is projecting that 2017 U.S. tire shipments will dip slightly to 318.1 million units after earlier forecasting a slight increase over 2016.

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