Continental Industrial Tire Picks its Dealer of the Year

FORT MILL, S.C.—The division of Continental Tire North America chooses Equipment Depot of Irving, Texas, as the 2008 Dealer of the Year.

Phil Lannon, Continental’s U.S. Business Unit Industrial Tire sales manager, and Joe Pauli, Continental’s U.S. BUIT market manager, presented the award to Ed Fritz, Equipment Depot executive vice president, at the Material Handling Equipment Dealer Association Convention.

In its first year as a Continental industrial tire distributor, Equipment Depot exhibited unparalleled growth, becoming Continental’s largest aftermarket distributor in North America. "Equipment Depot has embraced the concept that industrial tires are the fastest wear part on today's fork lifts. We are pleased to award them the 2008 Dealer of the Year and consider them one of our most valuable aftermarket distributors,” said Lannon.

Continental Industrial Tire offerings include solid resilient and press-on-band tires, industrial radial and cross-ply pneumatic tires and multi-purpose tires. With sales exceeding $33.5 billion in 2008, Continental Corp. is a worldwide supplier of brake systems, systems and components for power train and chassis, instrumentation, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers.

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