MTD Magazine Fact Book - January 2016

50TH ANNIVERSARY FACTS ISSUE:

FEATURES:

'Will we see a recession?

Analyst and MTD Columist Nick Mitchell chose those five words as his forecast for 2016.  He also looked back on all that shook the industry in 2015.

The future of Discount Tire

CEO Michael Zuieback says he sees no need to fix a 56-year-old company that isn't broken.

50th ANNIVERSARY FACTS SECTION

Happy 50th anniversary (to us!)

Historial and hysterical: our cartoonist, George Booth

Retail tire dealership profile 1972 vs. 2015

How auto service changed the business of selling tires

Tire shipments

The ups and downs from 1929 to 2015

Tire brand market share

Goodyear remains a strong No. 1

Commercial tire market

New truck tires were plentiful, but not as profitable.

Tire pricing and sizes

MTD breaks down 50 years of popularity

Distribution channels

Without wholesalers, no dealer can handle 600 sizes.

Tire plant capacities

Union has lost some leverage

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial: Adapt and conquer: Obamacare, tire labeling and tire registration.

Online

News/views

Your marketplace

Focus on industry - More off-highway tires to come: New plant in India will double BKT's capacity.

Focus on industry- Kimho adds capacity for LT tires: New tires, factory, marketing and branding signal a 'new era' in North America.

Counter intelligence

TPMS

Your Turn- Walmart is 'driving customers to my door.'

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