CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — As much of the U.S. begins to reopen, or makes plans to reopen, the tire industry will play an integral role in restarting and reshaping the country's economy.
So how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the wholesale business?
What are some of the actions wholesalers have taken to keep employees safe and businesses operating?
Are there any short-term or long-term supply issues? How will business and employees operate differently once activity resumes?
Join Tire Business Editor Don Detore, Managing Editor David Manley and a panel of wholesalers for a free livestream event, to be held Wednesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. EST.
They will discuss the current state of affairs today and going forward. The panelists scheduled to participate are:
- Ricky Benton II, vice president of BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors, a Whiteville, N.C-based, family-owned wholesaler in its 91st year of business;
- Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub L.L.C., the national distributor of Bridgestone/Goodyear tires, headquartered in Atlanta;
- Joaquin Gonzalez Jr., president of Tire Group International, which supplies more than 30 different brands of tires, tubes, wheels and repair products to wholesalers, retailers and dealerships, headquartered in Miami; and
- Joe Inchiostro, owner of St. Louis Wholesale Tire Inc., which stocks a wide variety of agricultural, industrial and specialty tires as well as odd-ball and hard-to-find tire sizes, headquartered in St. Louis.
To sign up for the free event, click here.