The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board elected Keith Jarman, president of AME International in Brooksville, Florida, as secretary on 23 June during its summer board meeting in South Dakota. A TIA Board member for nine of the past 12 years, Jarman’s election places him in line to become the association’s president in 2023-2024. He currently chairs the board’s membership committee. Jarman will begin his year as secretary in November and will move through the various officer positions until he becomes president.
AME International, the Florida-based tyre and wheel service equipment/tool provider, has appointed Don Tinker, an industry veteran who will focus on growing the North American market.
Tinker’s past experience has been primarily in the automotive industry, ranging from retail, dealership and individual shops to the automotive aftermarket, where he focused on TPMS, undercar and shop equipment.
AME International, the Florida-based tyre service tool manufacturer, has launched a new handheld digital tyre inflator called the Dura-Flate.
According to the company, the Dura-Flate measures, inflates, and deflates tyre with “advanced precision”. Powered by two AAA batteries, the Dura-Flate provides 80 hours of battery life, making it the must-have shop or service truck tool.
AME International, a Florida-based tyre changing tool manufacturer, recently introduced a Spanish version of its Tool and Equipment Catalogue. This is the first time the company has issued a Spanish version of its entire catalogue. Luis Goyeneche, vice president of international sales, was pleased with the result: “It’s difficult to translate catalogues correctly in general, […]
AME International introduced its 2014 Tool and Equipment Catalogue during this year’s SEMA show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center 5-8 November. The new AME 2014 catalogue purportedly showcases the company’s expanded range of tyre and wheel service products used around the world by retail, commercial and OTR tyre dealers.
Prema Canada, ULC, one of North America’s largest distributors of tyre and wheel service supplies, has named AME International as its supplier of the year. The award was presented last month during the company’s annual distributor training and vendor trade show in Toronto.
AME International has introduced its new Nut Buddy tool at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on 22-24 March. The tool allows wheel nuts over-tightened by an impact wrench to be removed by hand. “This tool is so simple to use, a child could easily remove wheel-nuts on an 18 wheeler that have been over-tightened,” commented Brett Waggoner, vice-president of the Brooksville, Florida tool manufacturer. “For anyone who is doing road service or removing truck wheels in the shop, it’s a huge timesaver.”
AME International recently promoted Kyle Sparkman to the newly created role of mining industry product manager. Sparkman credits his success with new product sales to a combination of the steady growth of emerging market economies and the ability of AME to provide customers with its mining equipment in a timely manner. Sparkman and AME plan to continue expanding their product line to match the demands of the expanding mineral industry.
The Retread Tire Association (RTA), formed following Harvey Brodsky’s departure from the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, reports the addition of another 12 members to its ranks. New member companies include: AME International, Black’s Tire Service, Frasier Tire Service, Jirah Inc., Malerba’s Consulting LLC, Purcell Tire, Tesla Electronics and Tire Stamp, all US-based. New from Canada are Kirk’s Tire and West End Tire, while Earthmover Tyres of Scotland and Makepeace Agencies from Australia also have joined.
US based tyre-changing tool and equipment supplier AME International brought to Singapore a product portfolio that includes bead breakers, hydraulic pumps, the ‘X-tend’ pneumatic tyre spreader and the Titan Pro Series of tyre tools and garage equipment.
“We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers in order to provide them with the products that best suit their needs,” said AME president, Keith Jarman. “The tools we produce are manufactured using the very latest technology, thereby ensuring the highest possible standards of quality.”
At the world renowned SEMA show in Las Vegas last November, AME International recently introduced its Rollock wheel loss prevention device. Rollock is a patented clamp which is placed over two truck wheel nuts. Once in place, the product does not allow the nuts to loosen. Loosened wheel nuts can cause a serious accident in which the wheel assembly actually comes off of the vehicle while driving at highway speeds, an accident commonly referred to as a ‘wheel-off’.
AME International has joined the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB). “We are pleased to have AME International in the TRIB family. Their management team has a long and distinguished background in all types of tyre supplies for the smallest to the largest tyres,” TRIB managing director, Harvey Brodsky commented), TRIB’s membership now totals nearly 500 members in 48 countries