NORTDA's demise lamented
This letter is in response to your Sept. 27 story on the disbanding of the Northeast Ohio Regional Tire Dealers Association (NORTDA).
NORTDA has been an association for close to 50 years-the result of hard work by Joan and Bill Floyd, who poured immense time and effort into this organization in attempts to better our industry.
I am appalled the association is ending because of a matter such as this.
Thank you for running the story and getting the word out.
Editor's note: A follow-up to the NORTDA story can be found on page 7 of this issue of Tire Business.
More fuel cell info wanted
An article in the Aug. 16 issue of Tire Business mentioned fuel cells. I would like to learn more about them-is there a Web site you can recommend?
E & T Tire Inc.
Editor's note: We did a Google search on ``fuel cells'' on the Web and came up with a number of sites offering information about them. Here are several:
The site for ``Fuel Cell Today'' claims to offer ``the latest fuel cell news.'' You can access it at www.fuelcelltoday.com.
General Motors Corp. has a lot of good information as well as photos on fuel cells and fuel cell-powered vehicles on its GMability Advanced Technology site at www.gm.com/company/gmability/adv_tech.
And on the ``How Stuff Works'' site, http://science.howstuffworks.com/fuel-cell.htm, there's an article on ``How Fuel Cells Work.''
There also is a fuel cell story on page 6 of this issue of Tire Business.
That should get you started, Carmen.
You have a truly outstanding publication!
When it arrives in the mail, I will stop what I'm doing to give it a quick scan and then take it home to read it cover to cover. We all truly appreciate you sending it to us-and keep up the excellent work.
P.S.: How about more NASCAR and Formula One coverage?
Beulah Tires Inc.
Where's the loyalty?
The tire industry has changed for us tire dealers.
There is no more loyalty to independent tire dealers. It seems to be that the bigger you are, the better price you get no matter how long you've sold a tire, been with a company or how faithful you've been in paying on time.
The bigger a company gets, it sells to a larger company. Then it seems our dealership has to start all over again to prove ourselves in the way we pay to the bigger company. We have to get acquainted all over again.
Ace Parker Tire Inc.