Monro Muffler Brake Inc. posted net income of $16.3 million on net sales of $221.3 million for its second quarter ended Sept. 27, 2014. That compares to income of $13.6 million on sales of $205.3 million for the same period last year. The company also announced the acquisition of nine stores in the Atlanta, Ga., area.
MAM Software Inc. will preview new business management software features and applications at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 and the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.
Dates for the 2015 Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). The next two-week seminar will be held -- drumroll, please -- March 22-27 and Sept 13-18.
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will hold its annual membership meeting on Nov. 3 during the Global Tire Expo-Powered by TIA as part of the 2014 Specialty equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant.
The terrain is the same, but the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 light truck tire is different from its predecessor. By comparison, it has tougher sidewalls, longer tread life and improved traction for off-road and highway driving.
What’s with the pound signs everywhere? You know that symbol “#” over the number 3 on the keyboard that looks like a Tic-tac-toe game board. We used to call it the “pound sign,” now it’s hashtag this and hashtag that.
When tire labeling legislation came into force around two years ago in Europe, it was viewed by many people in the industry as a signal to move forward and make future tires as “green” and fuel efficient as possible.
The moment was brief yet poignant. Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., was finishing up his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for Hankook's tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn.