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PCL USA launches new electronic tire inflator
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  PCL USA has launched the new Accura MK4 Digital Tire Inflator Gauge, designed for indoor and outdoor applications for the North American market. Joining PCL’s lineup of MK4 products, the Accura MK4 is an upgraded version of the company’s

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Distribution Stox expands into Ontario
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Distribution Stox has acquired Provincial Tire Distributors, an Ontario-based company in business for more than 30 years. The acquisition is being described as “a major step forward” for the Quebec-based tire distributor, adding a new province to its distribution network.

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Fountain Tire’s Brent Hesje named to Tire Industry hall of fame
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brent Hesje, CEO of Edmonton-based Fountain Tire, is among three industry veterans who will be honoured during Industry Week in Las Vegas in November. He will be inducted into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame, along with the late Frank Holeman (director

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Groupe Touchette opens new warehouse in Cambridge
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette, the largest Canadian-owned tire distributor with more than 30 warehouses across Canada, has opened a new distribution centre in Cambridge, Ont. The new distribution centre is ready to serve more than 15 cities in southwestern Ontario, including London,

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Distribution Stox acquires additional distribution activities
July 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Distribution Stox has acquired the distribution activities of Distribution C.P.P (Centre du Pneu Patry) located in Drummondville, Que. Distribution C.P.P mainly distributes tires for automobiles and SUVs in Drummondville and Victoriaville. According to Bruno Leclair, president and CEO of Boucherville,

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Craig Essex, Queens University alumnus, joins Point S Canada
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

Point S Canada and Unimax Tire have appointed Craig Essex as its new director of development for Canada. Essex, a graduate from Queens University, has years of managerial experience at a tire production company. He brings new approaches to strategic

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Groupe Touchette acquires Atlas Tire
November 12, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette Inc., one of Canada’s largest tire distributors, has acquired Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. The company says the deal constitutes a major step in its plans to expand its Canadian market coverage. Atlas Tire boasts a strong presence in

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Tire Industry Association elects new board secretary
October 11, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The founder and president of Tires Tires Tires has been elected secretary of the board of directors for the Tire Industry Association (TIA). Dan Nothdurft will begin his term as board secretary at the end of this month. Tires Tires

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Ontario tire dealers get scoop on new recycling program
September 27, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario dealers face new regulations with a registration deadline set for the end of next month.

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Tire dealers seek clarity on TPMS
September 20, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Tire Dealers Association of Canada wants to know if sensors are required year-round on cars that have TPMS systems.

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Tire dealers to discuss new Ontario regs at convention this week
September 11, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Ontario’s new scrap tire regulations, coming into effect Jan. 1st 2019, will come under the microscope at the Tire Dealers Association Canada’s National Convention and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. this week. TDAC executive director Bob Bignell says a presentation

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Hankook Tire acquires German tire distributor Reifen-Müller
July 30, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Hankook Tire has announced its acquisition of a 100% stake in Reifen-Müller, one of Germany’s largest independent tire wholesalers and retailers, including Reifen-Müller GmbH & Co. Runderneuerungswerk KG. According to a company press release, the acquisition represents the next step