MTD Magazine - November 2014

COVER STORY:

Ziegler Tire: Building business


By: Lori L. Mavrigian

Oliver Ziegler opened Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. in 1919. Today, the Massillon, Ohio-based company is run by Bill Ziegler, 66, a second-generation Ziegler. It has 24 stores in three states — eight retail, 16 commercial/retail — two wholesale outlets and two retread plants. Annual sales top $120 million.

FEATURES:

Building business

A Ziegler Tire store in Ohio gets a new lease on life

Still growing year by year

Nothing seems to stop UHP sales in the aftermarket

Nine common consumer misperceptions regarding winter car care

Prepring your customers for winter

Three dealers explain how they do it

Who speaks for dealers in Washington?

Legislators will address the estate tax, LIFO, ACA, and highway funding.  New TIA President Freda Pratt-Boyer, tells what the association is doing on the dealers' behalf

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial

Online

News/views

Your marketplace

Business insight - Finanicial checks and balances: How solid is your business? It starts with the balance sheet

Business insight - Happy employees mean happy customers: It pays to invest time and money in good workers

Counter intelligence

European notebook

Focus on industry - What the future holds: Expect more P-metric light truck tires for CUVs

Focus on industry - Shandong Linglong Tire: 'We want people in America looking for the name Linglong,' says CEO Feng Wang

Focus on industry - Tires as a lifestyle choice: Omni United partners with Timberland

Focus on industry - Nitto adds two tires to the Grappler line: Terra Grappler and Exo Grappler

Focus on industry - 'Clarksville, here we come': Hankook breaks ground on new plant in Tennessee

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