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June 23, 2016
News & Articles
Bridgestone Wants to Add at Least 800 Company-Owned Stores

Last year’s attempt by Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC (BSRO) to acquire Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack wasn’t a random shot at growth. It was one gigantic step to fulfill Bridgestone’s plan to increase its footprint to at least 3,000 tire and service centers in the U.S. One failed deal aside, the company isn’t backing down from its plan to grow.

Will the New Sears Strategy Succeed or Fail?

The recent introduction of the DieHard Silver Touring A/S tire is part of a new Sears Holdings Corp. strategy that includes the Kenmore and Craftsman lines as well.

Tire Pros President Dan Brown Retires on June 30

Dan Brown, executive vice president and president of American Tire Distributors Inc.’s (ATD) Tire Pros franchise program, is retiring on June 30, 2016. Ron Sinclair, ATD’s chief marketing officer, will become president of Tire Pros upon Brown’s retirement.

Dealer Tire Rolls Out Online Tire Buying Website Nationwide

Dealer Tire LLC has made its consumer tire buying website available nationwide.

Les Schwab Expands Into Southern California Market

Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc. expanded into the Southern California market with the opening of two stores in June 2016. Three more stores are set to open by the end of July.

TreadWright Introduces Claw II MT

TreadWright Inc. is launching a new Claw II MT Series of mud terrain tires. The new series combines TreadWright’s green manufacturing process with a specially designed mud-terrain tread pattern that's designed to deliver enhanced performance on even the most challenging 4x4 off-road terrain.

Learn Best Practices for Employee Handbooks at TIA's Free Webinar

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will present best practices for creating employee handbooks in a free webinar for TIA members on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 2 p.m. EDT.

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