Oliver, too, provides non-destructive testers
During my recent presentation at the Clemson Tire Conference in Hilton Head Island, S.C., I spoke about non-destructive test equipment and mentioned the main units now being used throughout North America and the companies that supply them.
Unfortunately, I neglected to mention that Oliver Rubber Co. also offers non-destructive testing equipment and many of the Oliver authorized retreaders across the U.S. and Canada use this equipment.
This was an oversight on my part, and I never meant to leave out Oliver from the list I presented.
Any of your readers who wish to have more information about the non-destructive testing equipment available in North America-including Oliver's-are welcome to contact the Tire Retread Information Bureau toll free at (888) 473-8732, or by e-mail at [email protected] .org.
Tire Retread Information Bureau
Pacific Grove, Calif.
Everyone's selling tires
As Jimmy Durante once said: Everybody wants to get into the act.''
First it was Goodrich tire stores, General Tire stores, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Penske, Zayre, Shoppers World and on and on.
These are all companies that at one time sold tires as part of their business. But today, that's all history.
Now it's warehouse clubs, supermarkets and new car dealerships selling tires.
What's next, Dairy Queen, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Dunkin' Donuts getting into the tire business?
No one anywhere will ever replace the independent, aggressive and knowledgeable tire dealer, who has a day-by-day, hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute personal handle on expenses and competitive market conditions.
Check your history on retail tire sales. It's all been done before.
Lake Tire Co. Inc.
Readers want more info
Mary Miles' recent column on compensation was very thought provoking.
I have been struggling with our compensation and, in particular, with our bonus incentive program for a few years. We have five stores and about 85 employees.
I was wondering if she has any sources of information I might use to obtain actual examples of programs that are in use at this time? I would appreciate any help you have to offer. She obviously has done her homework.
Frisby Tire Co.
In the April 29 issue, columnist Mary Miles wrote about an applicant screening technique called the candidate employment inventory. This is a tool that predicts the likelihood of an applicant succeeding in certain areas.
Is there a form available?
River City Tire
Editor's note: We've asked Ms. Miles to contact both Mr. Frisby and Mr. Offenberger about their requests for more information regarding compensation plans and job screening tests.