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Posted on August 01, 2018
K&M Tire Focuses on ‘Driving Excellence’ at Dealer Meeting
Hundreds of tire dealers gathered outside of Chicago Jan. 11-12 for the K&M Tire Dealer Conference at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event, themed “Driving Excellence,” offered two days of opportunity for tire dealers and their teams to learn first-hand from subject-matter experts on the show floor and in educational sessions.
The event theme wrapped around the content presented in a number of educational seminars. Unlike similar industry events of this nature, there was little talk of corporate plans and vision from the team at K&M Tire. In fact, CEO Ken Langhals and President Cheryl Gossard rarely took the spotlight. Instead, the content was 100% designed around the needs of the business owners they support. Seminar sessions focused entirely on business growth and success, with Greg Ring, director of training and development for K&M Tire, as emcee and master of ceremonies.
The event kicked off with a presentation of the Mr. Tire Big 3 Tire Top Shop Award, powered by Hankook Tire America and supported by O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. The award recognizes excellence within the K&M Tire family of tire dealers across the United States. This year’s winner was Manley Tire of Valley Springs, South Dakota. In addition to prize money and recognition, the shop will move into the semi-finals of the national Tire Review Top Shop competition for consideration.
- Patti Renner, Editor @ Tire Review
Posted on August 01, 2018
Groundbreaking Held for K&M Tire Warehouse Distribution Center
A ground breaking ceremony was held Tuesday, July 10 at the site of the planned K & M Tire warehouse distribution center.
K&M Tire has purchased 17 acres of land in Beresford's northwest industrial park. Plans are to build a 150,000 squarefoot facility.
As described on the company website, "K&M Tire is a family-owned regional tire distributor headquartered in the small Midwestern town of Delphos, OH. K&M owns and operates 27 distribution centers through out the Great Lakes, Midwest,and Great Plains regions and dis tributes 30+ brands of passenger and light truck tires, 16+ brands of medium truck tires, and 10+ brands of agricultural, industrial, and specialty tires."
Mayor Nathan Anderson welcomed all of those in attendance at the groundbreaking, and BEDCO President Phil Peterson said a few words. Joe Fialo, Community Development Director for the SD Governor's Office of Economic Development, was present,as was Craig Poling of K&M Tire, who spoke on behalf of the company.
Posted on July 19, 2018
NEW LOCATION - MILWAUKEE, WI
Posted on June 25, 2018
Ignite Your Passion - 2017 K&M Tire Dealer Conference
Dealers ignited their passion at the 2017 K&M Tire Dealer Conference and Tradeshow this past January in Kansas City.
Hundreds of tire dealers gathered for the opportunity to speak with tire manufacturers, attend informational seminars, and win great prizes!
The event featured a full line-up of speakers and seminars covering a wide array of high-value topics, including TPMS, agricultural tire pressure, legal concerns with shop training, as well as marketing and customer experience insights. During the trade show, dealers could also speak one-on-one with tire manufacure reps to learn more about products and take part in multiple show-only order discounts.
The speakers opened with Tire Review Editor Patti Renner presenting the Mr. Tire/Big 3 Tire Top Shop Award, assisted by award sponsors Jim Robinson of Hankook Tire America and Gene List of O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Winning the 2017 award was Northtown Auto Service and Tire Center in McHenry, IL. Owners Kristin and Mark Hartmann accepted the award. "We could not be a Top Shop without our team of dedicated employees," said Mark in his brief remarks as he accepted the award.
The event also featured giveaways such as trucks, a showroom remodel, dream vacations, and time in a cash booth.
During the entertainment Friday night, it was discovered that the song that gets tire dealers on their feet is 'Play that Funky Music'!
Make sure to join us next year, as we move the 2018 K&M Tire Dealer Conference and Trade Show to the Chicago area!
Posted on April 12, 2017
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