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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.

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MTD Magazine - October 2014

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Bridging the gap between P-metric and LT sizes


By: MTD staff

If P-metric tires are mounted on light trucks, are they light truck tires? Yes and no. From the consumer’s perspective, the answer is “yes.”

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MTD Magazine - September 2014

COVER STORY:

Bruce Halle's lifelong focus on INTEGRITY distinguishes him as our Tire Dealer of the Year


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MTD Magazine - August 2014

COVER STORY:

Five must-follow technological trends


By: Kevin Rohlwing

When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V8 motor, he chose to build an engine with all eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine block in one piece. Ford replied, “Produce it anyway.”

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MTD Magazine - July 2014 Buyers Guide

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MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’


By: Ann Neal

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.

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MTD Magazine - June 2014

COVER STORY:

Keeping fleets rolling 24/7


Dealers focus on service and lowering cost-per-mile

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MTD Magazine - May 2014

COVER STORY:

Tire manufacturers' associate dealer programs


By: Bob Ulrich

Mario Crociata, co-owner of Whitey’s Tire Service in Brooklyn, N.Y., is an elite Continental Gold dealer. There are many reasons why he likes being associated with the dealer program. Patriotism is one of them.

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MTD Magazine - April 2014

COVER STORY:

Top retreaders invest to add capacity


By: Ann Neal

Retreaders made about the same amount of retreads and sold them at higher prices in 2013. According to Modern Tire Dealer market data, production rose slightly to 14.9 million units, just 100,000 more than in 2012, while retread pricing rose 9.6% year-over-year.

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MTD Magazine - March 2014

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Will chart-topping snowfalls mean record winter tire sales?


By: Ann Neal

Winter tire shipments fell from 5.3 million units in 2012 to 4.6 million units in 2013, a 13.2% drop, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics. The decline was sharper the prior year when winter tire shipments fell 14.5% from 2011’s 6.2 million units. But several tire manufacturers and marketers believe this year’s relentless, often record-breaking winter storms will help push winter tire sales upward in the coming season.

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MTD Magazine - February 2014

COVER STORY:

High and UHP tire number crunching


By: Bob Ulrich

You would be hard-pressed to find a segment of the automotive aftermarket that has had the dramatic, sustained growth of ultra-high performance tires. Would you believe a 947% increase in the United States over the last 20 years?

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MTD Magazine Fact Book - January 2014

COVER STORY:

Tire dealer watch list for 2014


While tire prices remained calm, there were enough elements stirring the waters to keep the tire industry rocking in 2013.

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MTD Magazine December 2013

COVER STORY:

Farm Tires


Momentum in 2013 may prevent a flat 2014

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