AKRON (March 27, 2001)—Tire Business has redesigned its Web site (www.tirebusiness.com) to make it easier to navigate and to provide more information.
The site also has a bright, new look and features a four-color news photo on the home page along with a listing of U.S. tire-industry related stocks that are continually updated.
"We´ve made the site more user friendly," said Chuck Slaybaugh, Tire Business executive editor and coordinator of the site. "Users should find more news upfront, with a brief news synopsis now directly following each headline. We´ve also simplified the site making it easier to find information with just a click of a button."
Launched four years ago, the Tire Business Web site has become the daily news source for the tire and automotive service industries. Besides providing updated news throughout the day, the site offers an archives of Tire Business stories since 1994, current industry directories, a calendar of industry events and training courses as well as comprehensive statistical data on the tire and automotive industries.
The site also has gathered all of Tire Business special reports in an easy-to-find section and provides special buttons for automotive service and commercial tire service stories.
Visitors also will find the classified ads section of keen interest, Mr. Slaybaugh said. With the aid of the Web, users can learn about job availability, new products and services for sale, equipment offerings etc. and communicate with these businesses almost instantaneously.
Limited access to the site is free of charge. Full access is open to paid subscribers of Tire Business at a cost of $68 a year.