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    • Michelin, Pirelli top AutoPacific tire ratings

      TUSTIN, Calif. — The Michelin and Pirelli brands earned top recognition in AutoPacific Inc.'s 2017 Replacement Tire Owners Satisfaction Awards, based on responses from 7,000-plus consumers.

    • ESCO to make/distribute Ochoa Roadrunner tools

      BROOKSVILLE, Fla. ESCO (Equipment Supply Co.) has struck an exclusive deal to make and distribute Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc.'s line of Pneu-tek tire mounting and demounting tools and accessories for the tire service market.

    • Gem City Tire opens 8th location

      PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Gem City Tire has opened its eighth location in a four-state area, a 43,000-sq.-ft. location in Plainfield, a suburb of Indianapolis.

    • Coker inks sponsorship deal with Mecum Auctions

      WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auction Inc., the world's largest collector-car auction company, has struck a tire and wheel sponsorship deal with Coker Tire Co. covering Mecum's complete 2018 schedule of auctions across the U.S.

    • Mavis acquires Kauffman Tire's retail business

      SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Kauffman Tire Inc. is selling its retail business — 69 stores in Florida and Georgia — to Mavis Discount Tire in order to concentrate on its wholesale business, estimated to be among the 10 largest in the U.S.

    • Sears to close 24 auto centers

      HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. will close two dozen Sears Auto Centers, including three each in California and Texas, as part of a plan to close 103 stores in the company's latest round of closures announced on Jan. 4.

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