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    • Big O franchisees mark Arizona store's 25th anniversary

      LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. — Business partners Rick Zirges and Todd Belote are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Big O Tires store in Lake Havasu, which Big O said has the largest physical footprint of any Big O location in the Southwestern ...

    • Plaza Tire opens 3rd Springfield location

      SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Plaza Tire Service has opened its third retail store in Springfield, an eight-bay structure that expands the Cape Girardeau-based dealership's network to 45 locations in Missouri and 63 throughout its four-state footprint.

    • Tennessee factory providing boost for Hankook

      With a $580 million plant opening last year in Clarksville, Tenn., Hankook Tire America Corp. has a higher profile than ever in its history. Jim Sicking, Hankook senior director PCLT sales, told Tire Business the company continues to...

    • Trelleborg adding earthmover tires to its OTR portfolio

      STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems S.p.A. is expanding the range of OTR tires it produces into the earthmoving sector, a strategic move that eventually could result in capacity expansions at the firm's plants in North America and...

    • BKT aims to take a 'giant' step forward

      CRETE, Greece — Balkrishna Industries Ltd. is ramping up production capabilities at its OTR tire plants in India, as part of plans to achieve a 10-percent share of the global OTR market by 2025.

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