A Conversation with Brent Hesje

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Many of the same disruptions that continue to affect the U.S. tire industry are impacting the Canadian tire market. Tire Business Editor Don Detore sat down recently to discuss the market with Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje. Fountain Tire has been honored as one of Alberta’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

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Goodyear dives deeper into fleet mobility services with ‘Borrow’ deal

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AKRON — Goodyear is teaming up with Prazo Inc., an electric car subscription company doing business as “Borrow,” to help it forecast and schedule needed tire maintenance and replacement on a timely basis.

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Maxxis launches nationwide MX-ST campaign

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Retail customers and dealers will both benefit from a new nationwide campaign that Maxxis is launching for its new Maxxcross MX-ST tyre. MX-ST buyers have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the MXGP of Italy at Imola on 18 August.

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Monro expands Amazon.com tire installation services to 800+ stores

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro, Inc. has expanded its collaboration with Amazon.com to provide tire installation services at more than 400 additional Monro retail tire and automotive service locations in nine additional states across the Central and Western regions of the U.S.

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Tire Kingdom, NTB to offer free tire care checks during National Tire Safety Week

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.’s Tire Kingdom Service Centers and NTB Tire & Service Centers retail businesses will offer free tire checks during National Tire Safety Week, May 20-27.

The checks will be performed at Tire Kingdom’s 190-plus location in Florida and NTB’s 530-plus stores across the country, according to TBC President and CEO Eric Olsen.

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Merger/acquisition activity continues to drive North American commercial sector

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AKRON — 2018/19 will go down as one of the commercial tire industry’s most active periods in terms of mergers/acquisitions, with as many as 75 points of sale/service and 14 retread plants changing hands over the past 12 months.

Topping the list are Southern Tire Mart’s pending acquisition of 46 GCR Tires & Service commercial tire locations and six retread plants from Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Bauer Built Inc.’s acquisition of the tire division of Allied Oil & Tire Co. — seven outlets and one retread plant in five states.

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NHTSA Says Electronic Tire Registration Feasible

NHTSA Says Electronic Tire Registration Feasible Posted on Friday, Apr 12th, 2019 Category: nhtsa A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report says requiring tiremakers to electronically identify tires is feasible, but the main technologies to achieve it – Radio Frequency Identification tags or two-dimensional bar-codes – come with plusses and minuses that would need sorting out to achieve a standard format across manufacturers.

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Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje earns Northern Lights Award

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje recently received the Northern Lights Award of Distinction, awarded by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his corporate, community and industry leadership.

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Rick Wheeler Joins TGI as VP of National Sales

Tire Group International (TGI), a worldwide wholesale distributor of tires, named Rick Wheeler to its newly created position of vice president of national sales.

In his role, Wheeler will be responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service teams for the North American market.

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Goodyear, Bridgestone continue building TireHub joint venture

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ATLANTA — Combining two legacy brands, such as Goodyear and Bridgestone, into a cohesive joint operation is a challenge that requires collaboration and logistics.

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