Love’s Picks Tennessee for $8.8 Million Tire Retread and Distribution Facility
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July 20, 2019
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1. Love’s Picks Tennessee for $8.8 Million Tire Retread and Distribution Facility

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores will invest $8.8 million to establish a tire retread and distribution facility in Milan, Tenn.

2. NTW Customers Will Sell an Exclusive Brand — National Tire

Tire retailers who buy from National Tire Wholesale (NTW) will have access to an exclusive tire brand — National Tire. The brand is launching with three tires and 110+ sizes.

3. Toyo Continues to Expand Production in Georgia

Toyo Tire Corp. plans to expand annual production at its Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. manufacturing facility in Bartow County, Ga., by more than 1 million tires.

4. Goodyear Will Invest $180 Million in Fayetteville Plant

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will upgrade its passenger and light truck tire plant in Fayetteville, N.C., with the help of up to $30 million in grants from the state Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund.

5. 14 Commercial Tire Dealers Share Safety Innovations

Twenty-one employees from 14 commercial tire dealers gathered in June 2019 to share the latest safety methods and technology.

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1. Wage and Hour Laws Catch Best-One by Surprise

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division may or may not be investigating automotive service shops for pay plan violations at a greater rate than other retail businesses. There is certainly evidence supporting such a bias, although all it takes is a complaint from a disgruntled employee to trigger an investigation.

2. How to Avoid 28 Common Mounting and Balancing Mistakes

Success in a tire bay, as in any workplace, starts with mastering the basics. We’ve gathered tips from four tire equipment manufacturers to solve these everyday mistakes.  

3. R/T Tires: New Category, Not Marketing Hype

Is the alphabet soup known appropriately as the LT tire market big enough for another letter? Until recently, there were only three types of LT-sized tires: H/T for highway-terrain, A/T for all-terrain and M/T for mud-terrain.

4. The Uncertain World of Truck Tires: Expect Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices

Imports of radial truck tires from China into the U.S. have dropped 25% in the first three months of 2019, from more than 1.8 million to just shy of 1.4 million, compared to the same period a year ago.

5. The Biggest Trend in Retailing: Mobile Tire Service

I find it hard to believe that as the network of independent tire dealers started to develop in the early 1900s, not one of them offered mobile tire service. So pinpointing its creation is – hey, I’m not afraid to say it -- impossible.

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