MTD - Hot Wire Monday Edition
June 19, 2017
News & Articles
Texas Governor Vetoes Used Tire Bill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed a bill that would prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires. "Texas does not need to impose new criminal penalties on people who put tires on cars.

Investment Firm Buys Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers

The sixth largest independent tire dealership in the U.S. has a new owner. Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has purchased Express Oil Change LLC from Carousel Capital.

Alex Vitale Is the New CEO of TP Commercial Solutions

TP Commercial Solutions LLC has appointed Alex Vitale CEO for North America. The appointment is effective immediately.

Tim Abel Moves From Bridgestone to CMA

Tim Abel is joining China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) as its southwest regional sales manager. Abel, who spent more than 30 years working for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, will be responsible for expanding Double Coin's reach in the southwest.

Goodyear Is the One and Only Fortune 500 Tire Manufacturer

There's only one tire maker that can call itself a Fortune 500 company. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been on the list of America's largest companies ever since the list began in 1955.

Hunter Adds Compact Quick Tread Console

Hunter Engineering Co. has released a space-saving console designed to run a fully automatic Quick Tread inspection lane.

BestDrive Opens First Location in Idaho

BestDrive LLC, a Continental tire and ContiLifeCycle commercial tire dealer and retreader, has opened its first location in Idaho.

New Rotary Wheel Balancers Are Designed For Shops of All Sizes and Budgets

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has introduced a full line of Rotary-branded wheel balancers ranging from a value-priced manual model to a 3D electronic wheel balancer with microprocessor.

Giti's Made-in-USA Tires Earn Fitment on Volkswagen Passat

Two sizes of the All Season Giti ComfortA1 tire will be featured as original equipment tires on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. says the tires represent the first OE fitment that will be manufactured at the company's U.S. tire plant.

Sustainability Is Driving Michelin's Growth Now, and for the Future

Sustainable mobility is the driving principle of Michelin Group’s global growth plan, and it’s not some far-off dream. The company says sustainability will play a key role in increasing both tire sales and services. Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America Inc., says by 2020 Michelin wants revenue from tire sales to rise 20%.

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