Modern Tire Dealer

APR 2019

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M T D A p r i l 2 0 1 9 6 MODERN TIRE DEALER (ISSN 00268496) (CDN IPM #40013413) (USPS #369-170) is published monthly by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, CA 90503-9998 and additional mailing offices. POST- MASTER: Send address changes to MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscriptions in the U.S. and its possessions, $65; Canadian, $99; Int'l surface mail, $99; Int'l airmail, $198. Single copies, $10, except the January Facts Issue, $30. Address all subscription correspondence to MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first issue. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to MODERN TIRE DEALER, 3515 Massillon Road, Suite 350, Uniontown, OH 44685-6217. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without consent of Bobit Business Media. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot be guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for error or omission. For your information: We sometimes make our subscriber information (i.e. fax, e-mail or mailing address) available to carefully screened organizations whose products and services may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to have your information made available, please write MODERN TIRE DEALER, P.O. Box 3312, Northbrook, IL 60065-3312. HOME OFFICE 3515 Massillon Rd., Suite 350 Uniontown, OH 44685 (330) 899-2200, fax (330) 899-2209 Website: www.moderntiredealer.com PUBLISHER Greg Smith, ext. 2212 Greg.Smith@bobit.com EDITORIAL Editor: Robert J. Ulrich, ext. 2211 Bob.Ulrich@bobit.com Managing Editor: Lori L. Mavrigian, ext. 2216 Lori.Mavrigian@bobit.com Senior Editor & Digital Projects Editor: Joy Kopcha, ext. 2215 Joy.Kopcha@bobit.com Senior Editor: Ann Neal, ext. 2218 Ann.Neal@bobit.com PRODUCTION Art Director: Vince Taroc, (310) 533-2547 Vincent.Taroc@bobit.com Graphic Designer: Jeff Polman, (310) 533-2460 Jeff.Polman@bobit.com Production Manager: Karen Runion, ext. 2210 Karen.Runion@bobit.com SALES South and Texas: Greg Smith Greg.Smith@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2212 Midwest: Bob Marinez Bob.Marinez@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2217 West Coast: Marianne Dyal /The Dyal Company Marianne.Dyal@bobit.com (760) 451-9216 Automotive Aftermarket: Dan Thornton djtinc@gmail.com (734) 676-9135, mobile (313) 410-0945 Classified Sales: Bob Marinez Bob.Marinez@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2217 Reprint Sales: Karen Runion Karen.Runion@bobit.com (330) 899-2200, ext. 2210 CUSTOMER/SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE (888) 239-2455, fax (888) 274-4580 bobitpubs@omeda.com EXECUTIVE OFFICE 3520 Challenger St. Torrance, CA 90503 CEO: Richard Rivera President: Sherb Brown ModernTireDealer.com DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR THE INDEPENDENT TIRE DEALER Keep tabs on the industry with Modern Tire Dealer on Facebook and Twitter. You'll find breaking news alerts and exclusive content, including photos and news bits when the MTD editors are on the road. Follow MTD and tag along for the journey! Like MTD on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ModernTireDealer Follow MTD on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MTDMagazine @MTDMagazine MTD digital edition You can view the digital version of Modern Tire Dealer's monthly magazine plus archived issues at http://mtd.epubxp.com/t/22225 eNewsletters Sign up now for Modern Tire Dealer eNewsletters. We'll send you the latest news and most popular articles. Go to: www.moderntiredealer.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up. See "Be the First to Know." The big keep getting bigger News of the largest retreader in the U.S., Southern Tire Mart LLC, getting even larger with the purchase of 46 GCR stores and 6 more retread plants was the most-read news item on www.moderntiredealer.com last month (see MTD's 2019 chart of the top 50 largest U.S. retreaders starting on page 44). The second most popular item was about another large entity, Monro Inc., which entered the California market with its purchase of Certified Tire & Service Centers Inc.'s 40 retail stores in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles and one distribution center in Riverside, Calif. Monro is the third largest independent tire dealer in the U.S., according to Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 list. Here are our most-read news items. 1. Southern Tire Mart buys 46 GCR stores and 6 retread plants 2. Monro reaches the West Coast with purchase of Certified Tire 3. Hankook's new Dynapro AT2 is available in 80 sizes 4. No joke: Michelin will launch Agilis CrossClimate on April 1 5. One tire brand dominates J.D. Power OE tire rankings 6. One Chinese OTR tire maker scores a big win with lower tariff 7. Bridgestone increases Dayton truck tire prices 8. Flying cars? Goodyear has the tires 9. USTMA forecasts 2.4 million fewer replacement tire shipments in 2019 10. Consumer survey ranks best auto repair providers and tire retailers Prior to its expansion in California, Monro had retail, wholesale and retreading facilities in 29 states, serving the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and portions of the Great Lakes, Midwest and Southeast. PHOTO COURTESY OF MONRO INC.

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