Simple Tire named one of fastest growing companies by Inc Magazine

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SimpleTire has been named one of the fastest growing companies —and the fastest growing automotive company— in America by Inc. Magazine.

“We’re honored to again be recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America and are truly grateful for everyone’s continued trust in SimpleTire,” said CEO Andy Chalofsky. “Our sustained growth is a testament to the team we’ve assembled and the outstanding support we receive from our suppliers, partners and customers.

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LWG hires ex-Bridgestone exec Derek Wessels to be its COO

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Big O Tires and Midas International franchisee Leeds West Groups has hired former Bridgestone Americas executive Derek Wessels to be its chief operating officer, overseeing LWG’s three automotive divisions.

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New Group Touchette Distribution Centre Opens in Cambridge

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Groupe Touchette, a Canadian owned tire distributor, has announced the opening of its brand-new distribution centre in Cambridge, Ontario.

According to the company, the new facility is equipped to serve customers in over 15 cities in its surrounding area, such as London, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph, among other places.

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Alberta franchise named top OK Tire store of 2018

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — OK Tire store owners Curtis and Gregory Evans, James Watt and Steven Marshman were honored recently for operating the franchise group’s best store, in Strathmore, Alberta.

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Continental Unveils New REDI-Sensor Warranty Website

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced the launch of its new warranty registration website for VDO TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) sensors, including its VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors

Tire and auto service shop technicians will now be able to register all VDO TPMS Sensors that they fit onto customers’ vehicles through this website.

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4Tires to Launch New Website, Acquire New Premises

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4Tires.ca, a company specializing in the retail sale of tires and wheels, has announced that it will be launching its new and completely redesigned website.

The launch of the new website will officially take place by the end of September this year.

According to the company, the new version will not only contain an enhanced view of the retailer’s product inventory but will also have better search capabilities.

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VIP reshuffles top management, promotes Winkeler, Pickard

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AUBURN, Maine — VIP Tires & Service is reshuffling its top management, promoting John Quirk to executive chairman and adding added the title of CEO to President Tim Winkeler’s duties.

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Tireweb, OpenBay launch AI-powered service adviser on website

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Software developer Tireweb Marketing Pty. Ltd. is partnering with Openbay Inc. to incorporate Openbay’s recently launched AI-powered virtual service adviser into its website solutions to provide a more personalized online experience.

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ATD’s Tire Pros adds seven locations in six states

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — American Tire Distributor Inc.’s Tire Pros franchise business added seven store locations recently, encompassing franchisees in six states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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BFGoodrich Announces Tradesmen Support Program in Canada

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BFGoodrich Tires has announced the launch of its tradesmen support program in Canada for the benefit of people who work in construction, agriculture, landscaping and other trades that depend on pickup trucks to do the work.

According to the company, this program is aimed at decreasing downtime and costs due to tire and vehicle issue, thus easing the work for the tradespeople.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca