Additions include 14 sizes for all-terrain line
April 14, 2014

TBC expands Hifly line
TBC Wholesale is expanding its Hifly consumer tire program with the addition of 14 sizes to the AT601 All-Terrain line and size LT215/85R16 to the HT601 Highway All-Season line.

NETSA names three to hall of fame
Ben Kravitz, Glenn Wilder Sr. and the late Max Katz are the newest members of the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) Hall of Fame.

Get with the program groups
How are program groups helping dealers drive consumer traffic to tire retailers? That’s what MTD asked eight national and regional program groups open to domestic dealers.

Kawasaki is promoted to COO of Coker Group
The Coker Group announced that its executive vice president, Wade Kawasaki, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.

Find out Goodyear’s 1Q results on April 29
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will report first-quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, April 29, to be followed by an investor conference call at 9 a.m.

Brityrex 2014 seminars cover TPMS, tire labeling
Singex-ECI, organizers of Brityrex International 2014 taking place Oct. 7-9 at EventCity in Manchester, England, announced that they will play host to a series of Tyre Talk seminars covering key business issues affecting tire retailers, wholesalers and fast-fit service providers.

Cooper will release 1Q results on May 2
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will announce first-quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Terry McCormack will lead Cardone board
Cardone Industries Inc. announced that Terry McCormack has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors. McCormack succeeds Michael Cardone Jr., who will continue as director and owner, and will become chief strategy officer.

Redesigned website showcases Rotary Lifts
Rotary Lift has redesigned its website to showcase more videos, images and product information to improve the user experience.

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560 locations and counting
Since purchasing the Tire Pros franchise program from AM-PAC Tire Distributors Inc. five years ago, American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) hasn’t focused on growth for growth’s sake. It has focused on “sustained” growth.

Are you offering a ‘pothole special’?
Ah, the lowly pothole. There are millions of them, many more this year due to the harsh winter in many parts of the United States.

Will chart-topping snowfalls mean record winter tire sales?
Winter tire shipments fell from 5.3 million units in 2012 to 4.6 million units in 2013, a 13.2% drop, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics. The decline was sharper the prior year when winter tire shipments fell 14.5% from 2011’s 6.2 million units. But several tire manufacturers and marketers believe this year’s relentless, often record-breaking winter storms will help push winter tire sales upward in the coming season.

Right or wrong, the U.S. government is picking on Michelin
The United States government seems to have it out for Groupe Michelin and, to a lesser extent, Michelin North America Inc.

What is going on at Sears? The noise is deafening
Sears Holdings Corp. continues to change the way the aftermarket looks at Sears Auto Centers.

When car dealers recall vehicles, it's a loss-win for them. Here's why
How much do automobile recalls really hurt the manufacturers themselves? It may not be as much as you think. And they certainly can hurt your business.

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