Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Mar 14, 2016 4:40:31 PM

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Aging Road Infrastructure Means Opportunity for Construction Companies

Much of the U.S. interstate highway system was built in the 1950s and 1960s and designed to last for about 50 years—which means that a lot of our roads are due for repair or replacement. However, when compared to other first world countries, the U.S. has spent comparatively little of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on roads. In recent years, federal, state, and local governments have all cut their spending on infrastructure and now have to make up for lost ground. According to the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), an estimated $1.7 trillion will need to be spent to improve the country’s surface transportation.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Paving Tires, Blog, Construction Industry, Construction

Posted by Barry Clifford

Feb 2, 2016 2:55:26 PM

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Alliance Tire Group Lineup at World of Concrete Emphasizes Versatility

The Alliance Tire Group (ATG) booth at the massive World of Concrete Show represents a solid lineup of tires purpose-built for the construction industry. ATG will be using its trade show display to highlight the wide range of tread designs and specs that provide equipment owners with the ideal tire for the challenging environment of paving, building and demolition.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Paving Tires, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog, Construction Industry, Construction, Press Release

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Aug 19, 2015 1:50:00 PM

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Asphalt Growth Paves the Way for Profit

Smell that asphalt? That’s the smell of money for many Galaxy customers. Better yet, there’s more to come—analysts are predicting that U.S. paving asphalt demand with increase annually by 3.1% between now and 2019 as governments scramble to maintain our aging road system. By 2019, that will amount to almost 18 million metric tons of asphalt per year, according to Freedonia Market Research.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Paving Tires, Construction

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Oct 17, 2014 1:56:00 PM

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Pennsylvania Dealer Excelling in Skid Steer Tires

Quentin Martin, owner of Martin’s Tire & Alignment in Narvon, PA, serves a 150-mile radius around his store and does a robust business in skid steer tires.  We asked him about his business and the latest trends in this product segment:

Q.  What types of skid steer tires are your customers primarily interested in?

“The demand that we see is pretty much in three tread designs:

-          More of a turf design for lawn and garden applications;

-          Your hard-surface design exemplified by the Galaxy Hulk.

-          And the standard skid steer, like the Galaxy Beefy Baby or Muddy Buddy.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Tire Efficiency, Tread Depth, Beefy Baby, Paving Tires, Muddy Buddy, Skid Steer Tires, Galaxy Hulk, Blog