Using clues from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer, quotes from a Latin American news agency, logistics, maps, tire industry knowledge and intuition, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich attempts to pinpoint where Goodyear's next tire plant will be built.
Dealers at the Georgia Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association meeting learned how to manage payroll to maximize profitability on July 19, 2014. “Payroll, the killer of companies” was presented by Norm Gaither, owner and founder of Dealer Strategic Planning Inc. (DSP).
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) has rebranded its GCR Tires & Service division. Under the new brand, GCR is standardizing the commercial tire service experience across all of its U.S. locations.
Big O Tires LLC is supporting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization which raises funds for pediatric cancer research, with an in-store donation and awareness campaign during the month of July 2014.
StandardMotor Products Inc. (SMP) has introduced a multi-coverage clone-able TPMS sensor line. The new Qwik-Sensor line will cover 94% of all domestic, European and Asian applications with three multi-coverage TPMS sensors.
The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.
There is no escaping, once you are in the tire business, you’re pursued by the tire paparazzi. Neighbors, friends and family are constantly asking about tires; you are at a restaurant, the grocery store, watering your front yard, you can’t get away from it.