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Lifting tires may cost you more than you think

According to OSHA, 56% of shoulder, neck and back injuries in a shop are due to tire services. The majority of accidents occur when lifting a tire/wheel assembly. For this type of injuries, the cost for the employer is on average 11 000$ and 100 days of work lost. And that is without including the indirect… Read more

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What type of steel and gauge your racks are made from?

There is a trend in the storage racks: people are asking what gauge are your racks made of? Let me explain what should be the real questions you should ask your racking provider… Unit of measure for steel The thickness of steel under ¼’’ is commonly specified by a traditional, non-linear measure known as its gauge.… Read more

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Out of space for your tires?

    Have you thought about sea containers? Available mostly in 20 or 40 feet, a lot of car dealerships and tire shops are using containers for extra room for their tires.  They are available new or used (grade A & B) and prices varies from 1500$ to 4000$.   A 40 feet container can… Read more

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Storing Aircraft Tires

Properly stored tires will provide countless services and are long-lasting, as long as you use preventive measures. Here are a few rules to follow to ensure that their performance is maximized when they are used. Before storing them, they must be inspected.   Tire Storage Recommended Not recommended   Storing tires in a cool, dry… Read more

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5 Essential Steps to Successful Tire Storage Project

    Here are the important things that need to be considered when it comes to setting up your Tire warehouse and take full advantage of your building. Please refer to the drawing beside to see the explanations. Bulk Storage If you are storing bulk quantities of tires, you should always consider to maximize your… Read more

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Pats would have saved $999 651 by using Martins Industries Inflators!

    With our MW-60 (retail $349), New-England Pats would have saved $999 651 and Brady $1 999 651. With its 4 game suspension, Brady will lose $2M in salary. It would have been the best $349 he could have invested! Guest what? They have an accuracy of +- 0.29 PSI!   All 3 Automatic… Read more

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Crash course: OSHA 1910.177 Standard

As a manufacturer of tire inflation cages, we sometimes get questions from our clients about the OSHA 1910.177 standard. To provide some clarification about the standard and its many paragraphs, the following is a summary of the important elements in it regarding safe tire inflation.   1 – The employer must ensure that each employee demonstrates… Read more

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How to Prevent Accidents When Inflating Tires

Every year, when tires are being inflated, negligence leads to accidents. According to the fatality/catastrophe summary of workplace accidents in the USA, there have been 7 workplace fatalities caused by explosions during tire inflation since the beginning of the year (as of September 2nd, 2014). According to the US Department of Labor OSHA standard number… Read more

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Is the BBQ Peanut Machine Enough?

Times are changing, your customers’ needs as well. They’re busy and rushed when they visit your business: between two meetings, on their lunch hour, or just before picking up the kids at the daycare. You must adapt yourself to this reality if you want to keep your clientele. You must also adapt your showroom to… Read more

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Should you clean your customers’ tires and wheels?

You guys are in the tire business, so can you explain something to me? Why aren’t you cleaning my wheels when I pay over $1000 to buy new tires?   I don’t get it.   Here’s why: I need to change my tires. I don’t want to spend the money, but it’s a necessity. So… Read more

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Storing your customers’ tires: Why do it?

1. Customer loyalty According to NADA (National Auto Dealer Association), over 70% of customers who purchase and have their tires installed somewhere else don’t return for tune-ups. It’s therefore important to consider more than just the cost of storing your customers’ tires. Factoring in the cost of losing a customer will help you make a decision… Read more

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Tires on the tread, barrel stacked or laced: which is the best?

I have visited over 500 tire warehouses, from small to enormous. Every manager has their own preference for storing tires. Here are the pros and cons of the three methods. On the Tread Pros: Cons: Effortless and quick to pick up or load. Simple to organize and easy to identify. Easy access storage area. Possible… Read more

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Tire Storage systems: Portable versus Fixed Pallet racking

You sell tires? Well you need to have them in stock, so you have to store them. Your choices boil down to storing them right there on the floor, or utilizing your air space and saving time. You can choose between two types of racking: portable or fixed pallet racking. Here are the pros and… Read more

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