2008 Top Shop Finalist: Direct Tire & Auto Service
In these days of bargain hunting and hurrying to find a quick fix at the cheapest possible price, it’s refreshing to know that people like Barry Steinberg are still in the tire business. Since he opened the very first Direct Tire and Auto Service location in Watertown, Mass., in 1974, Steinberg has stood out in
2008 Top Shop Finalist: Pneus R. Guay
Growing up, siblings Errol, Rene, Candyde, Richard and Claude Guay never had any doubt in their minds about what they would do when they finished school and entered the workforce. From a young age, their parents instilled in them the values that were so vital to the success of their father’s tire dealership: respect, honesty
2008 Top Shop Finalist: Lex Brodie’s Tire, Wheel & Brake
“My job and the job of each of our 94 full-time employees is to relieve the stress of the day for each of our customes,” says Scott Williams, co-owner of Lex Brodie’s Tire, Wheel & Brake in Oahu, Hawaii. Along with his mentor, 95-year-old Lex Brodie, who formed his enterprise in Hawaii, the pair has
2008 Top Shop Winner: Atlantic Tire & Service
Ask any employee about the secret to Atlantic Tire & Service’s success and their answer is quick and simple. “It’s all about customer service,” says Davis Morgan, one of Atlantic’s store managers, echoing the universal opinion of his teammates. “We strive to make it a comfortable, confident experience.” But, according to Atlantic Tire founder and
Solideal Lays Off Workers
Solideal, which manufactures heavy-duty industrial pneumatic tires, plans to lay off more workers at its tire plants in Sri Lanka and China as the global recession has started to impact its exports.
It’s Official: Vredestein for Sale
(Dutch News) Amtel, the Russian owner of car tyre maker Vredestein, is putting the company up for sale, the NRC reports on Monday.
Fire Closes Macon Retreading Plant
An early morning electrical fire last week destroyed part of the building of Raffield Tire Master’s retreading plant in Macon, Ga.
Ex-Managers Sue Tirecraft
(Edmonton Journal) The former managers of seven Tirecraft stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan are suing the bankrupt company and its directors in a $2.7-million breach of contract suit.
TRIB Welcomes Newest Members
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau welcomed nine new members from across the globe.
Texas Tire Shop Brings Holiday Spirit
(Seguin (Texas) Gazette-Enterprise) He’s built it, and they have come.
Temporary Fixes Save the Day
The following column, written by Steven Cole Smith, appeared in the Orlando Sentinel.
Commercial Fleet Tire Digest Now Available in Spanish
The Commercial Fleet Tire Digest published by Pressure Systems International is now available in a Spanish language version.