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OK Tire is laying foundation for growth through mid-2020s
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — OK Tire Stores Inc. is committing $75 million (C$100 million) over the next five years to expand its distribution capabilities across Canada to support its...
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Advocates stress need for control of vehicle-generated data
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WASHINGTON — New vehicles are generating unprecedented amounts of data, and vehicle owners and independent auto repairers have very little control over it, much less access to it.This was...
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WASHINGTON New vehicles are generating unprecedented amounts of data, and vehicle owners and independent auto repairers have very little control over it, much less access to it. WASHINGTON New vehicles are generating unprecedented amounts of data, and vehicle owners and independent auto repairers have very little control over it, much less access to it. $WASHINGTON New vehicles are generating unprecedented amounts of data, and vehicle owners and independent auto repairers have very little control over it, much less access to it.
Mazda diesel is here at last. Will it sell?
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NEW YORK — Mazda Motor Corp. is betting its long-anticipated diesel engine will help burnish its premium image in the U.S., but the first diesel model to arrive here, the CX-5 crossover,...
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NEW YORK Mazda has rolled out a diesel version of CX-5 crossover to meet demand for diesel engines in the U.S. How it will sell is another story entirely. NEW YORK Mazda has rolled out a diesel version of CX-5 crossover to meet demand for diesel engines in the U.S. How it will sell is another story entirely. $NEW YORK Mazda has rolled out a diesel version of CX-5 crossover to meet demand for diesel engines in the U.S. How it will sell is another story entirely.
Telle Tire expands again, buys repair shop in suburban St. Louis
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EUREKA, Mo. — Telle Tire & Auto Center has expanded to 10 retail stores in Missouri with the recent acquisition of Assured Automotive L.L.C. in Eureka, a southwest St. Louis suburb. The...
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EUREKA, Mo. — Telle Tire & Auto Center has expanded to 10 retail stores in Missouri with the recent acquisition of Assured Automotive L.L.C. in Eureka, a southwest St. Louis suburb. EUREKA, Mo. — Telle Tire & Auto Center has expanded to 10 retail stores in Missouri with the recent acquisition of Assured Automotive L.L.C. in Eureka, a southwest St. Louis suburb. $EUREKA, Mo. — Telle Tire & Auto Center has expanded to 10 retail stores in Missouri with the recent acquisition of Assured Automotive L.L.C. in Eureka, a southwest St. Louis suburb.
National Transportation Safety Board a resource for tire manufacturers
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HILTON HEAD, S.C. — If your product is involved in a catastrophic road accident, Peter C. Knudson, public affairs officer at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has a piece of...
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HILTON HEAD, S.C. If your product is involved in a catastrophic road accident, Peter C. Knudson, public affairs officer at the National Transportation Safety Board, has a piece of advice: "Give us a call." HILTON HEAD, S.C. If your product is involved in a catastrophic road accident, Peter C. Knudson, public affairs officer at the National Transportation Safety Board, has a piece of advice: "Give us a call." $HILTON HEAD, S.C. If your product is involved in a catastrophic road accident, Peter C. Knudson, public affairs officer at the National Transportation Safety Board, has a piece of advice: "Give us a call."
Q&A: Sensata general manager says TPMS technology impacting automotive aftermarket
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Kelly Boor, general manager of Sensata Technologies Inc.'s global aftermarket business, which includes Schrader-brand tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors, discusses how new technology...
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Kelly Boor, general manager of Sensata Technologies Inc.'s global aftermarket business, which includes Schrader-brand tire pressure monitoring system sensors, discusses how new technology will impact the aftermarket. Kelly Boor, general manager of Sensata Technologies Inc.'s global aftermarket business, which includes Schrader-brand tire pressure monitoring system sensors, discusses how new technology will impact the aftermarket. $ Kelly Boor, general manager of Sensata Technologies Inc.'s global aftermarket business, which includes Schrader-brand tire pressure monitoring system sensors, discusses how new technology will impact the aftermarket.
Pep Boys recognizes 7 'Tech of the Year' winners
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack recently recognized seven of its automotive technicians with "Tech of the Year" awards, based on performance and customer service metrics...
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich.— Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack recently recognized seven of its automotive technicians with "Tech of the Year" awards, based on performance and customer service metrics from 2018. SOUTHFIELD, Mich.— Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack recently recognized seven of its automotive technicians with "Tech of the Year" awards, based on performance and customer service metrics from 2018. $SOUTHFIELD, Mich.— Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack recently recognized seven of its automotive technicians with "Tech of the Year" awards, based on performance and customer service metrics from 2018.
World natural rubber production drops in January, February
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KUALA LUMPUR — World production of natural rubber totaled 2.14 million metric tons in the first two months of 2019, down 5.8 percent from January-February 2018, according to the Association ...
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KUALA LUMPUR World production of natural rubber totaled 2.14 million metric tons in the first two months of 2019, down 5.8 percent from January-February 2018, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. KUALA LUMPUR World production of natural rubber totaled 2.14 million metric tons in the first two months of 2019, down 5.8 percent from January-February 2018, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. $KUALA LUMPUR World production of natural rubber totaled 2.14 million metric tons in the first two months of 2019, down 5.8 percent from January-February 2018, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.
Perth Amboy Tire co-founder David Koplowitz dies
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PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — David Koplowitz, 89, co-founder of Perth Amboy Tire Inc., died April 20 of heart failure. Mr. Koplowitz began his career in the tire retailing industry at Jersey Tire,...
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PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — David Koplowitz, 89, co-founder of Perth Amboy Tire Inc., died April 20 of heart failure. PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — David Koplowitz, 89, co-founder of Perth Amboy Tire Inc., died April 20 of heart failure. $PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — David Koplowitz, 89, co-founder of Perth Amboy Tire Inc., died April 20 of heart failure.
Don Detore: A change for the better
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — As I sit in my new office, watching the swift spring flow of the frigid Cuyahoga River, I am reminded of one axiom I've always tried to live by: Change is good. The...
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — As I sit in my new office, watching the swift spring flow of the frigid Cuyahoga River, I am reminded of one axiom I've always tried to live by: Change is good. CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — As I sit in my new office, watching the swift spring flow of the frigid Cuyahoga River, I am reminded of one axiom I've always tried to live by: Change is good. $CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — As I sit in my new office, watching the swift spring flow of the frigid Cuyahoga River, I am reminded of one axiom I've always tried to live by: Change is good.

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Nominations sought for 2018 Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award

Tire Business Award

Tire Business Humanitarian Awards

Entry deadline July 31, 2018

Tire Business is seeking nominations for its Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an independent tire dealer or retreader who, during the past year, has made significant contributions to the betterment of his or her community through charitable and/or public service work. Now in its 25th year, the award has become one of the most coveted honors in the tire industry. The person selected as the winner will have demonstrated an unselfish commitment to the betterment of others. Nominations will be judged by an independent committee outside of the tire industry. The winner will receive the Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award Medal and a $2,500 donation to the charity of his or her choice. The award will be presented at the 2018 Tire Industry Association's Tire Industry Honors Awards ceremony during the SEMA Show Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.

The award is open to any independent tire dealer or retreader in North America, regardless of business size or sales volume. Nominees must have an ownership stake in the business. Self nominations are welcome. Nominators are encouraged to renominate candidates if they are not past winners. To enter your nominee, complete the nomination form, attach detailed support material and mail as soon as possible. Detailed support material is required for the nomination.

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