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2012 Movers & Shakers

The most read and Top Stories from the past 12 months

The past 12 months may go down as the busiest period in the North American tire industry in some time. Billions in new tire plant construction were committed. Industry associations chased tire repair laws. Tire thefts grew in number and audacity. And an old, familiar tire brand made a reappearance.

On the other side of the spectrum, truly tragic events marred the year, with multiple brutal tire store shootings and a catastrophic lost-load accident reminding us of the fragility of life, while the passing of two industry giants challenged us all to make meaningful personal and professional contributions.

Our new Sourcebook feature – Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers – recounts the key events of the past 12 months, from the unique perspective of both Tire Review readers and our editors.

Click here to see the 2012 Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers

Over the last 12 consecutive months (September 2011 to August 2012), Tire Review has reported on more than 2,300 individual stories impacting the tire industry, posting them to our industry-leading website, forwarding many of these with our daily (and totally free) e-newsletter, and running some in the pages of the monthly magazine.

Tens of thousands of votes – in the form of unique page views on TireReview.com – were cast by loyal readers, and those stories with the most views made The Reader’s Poll: Top 12 Stories From the Last 12 Months.

The Editor’s Poll: Top 20 Tire News Stories Over the Last 12 Months is our take on the top stories, from both the pages of Tire Review and the thousands of news stories posted on TireReview.com.

Clearly, Tire Review readers had their eyes on certain subjects, often quite different than those of our editors.

Out of all these stories, which caught your eye? What stories attracted the most attention? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page at facebook.com/tirereview!

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