The Chesapeake Automotive Business Association (CABA) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have testified against bills circulating through the Maryland legislature – one of which has been withdrawn that would classify used and scrap tires as hazardous material.
NTB Tire & Service Centers, a brand of TBC Corp., has opened a new location in Baltimore, expanding its Maryland store count to 18. “We continue to expand our footprint in Maryland to better serve our existing customers and have the opportunity to serve new customers,” said Markus Hockenson, senior vice president of retail operations for
Maryland introduced a bill, HB1328, on Feb. 12, that would ban lead and mercury wheel balance weights for all vehicles within the state. If the bill passes, Maryland would become the eighth state to ban lead wheel balance weights. Minnesota was the most recent state to propose and pass a lead- and mercury-based wheel balance
Astoria, N.Y.-based wholesaler Max Finkelstein Inc. is continuing to grow with the addition of a new distribution center in Hanover, Md. The 94,000-square-foot distribution center will service areas throughout Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C., all a new market for MFI. Additional centers will be added to better serve this entire footprint, MFI said. The