In our most recent print edition, we marked the 40th anniversary of Tire Business. Deep in our archives in the back of the office along the Cuyahoga River, we pulled the first edition to thumb through the lightly yellowed pages and see how far we've come.
Much has changed at the magazine since Ernie Zielasko and his editorial team of one — then-journalism neophyte Bruce Davis — published the first edition of Crain's Tire Business the week of April 11, 1983.
The publication promised to deliver the news on a more timely basis, fortnightly rather than monthly. The existence of tirebusiness.com, for example, wasn't even a thought, let alone the driver, for how we deliver news.