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Thursday, September 13th, 2012

TCS Technologies announces its new cloud-based TreadTracks™ retread plant management system will be on display at the upcoming ITEC 2012 Show, September 18-20 in Cleveland, OH. The system, which manages the retread process from the time the tire is picked up through the finished delivery, is an enterprise grade system handling operations from 1 to 100+ locations and gives unprecedented visibility as to how to most efficiently manage your retread plant.

TreadTracks™ uses advanced touchscreen desktop and mobile interfaces to simplify the process for the end user and speed the flow of information throughout the system. By leveraging the interconnected components, managers can see in real-time the productivity of each aspect of their operations at each plant worldwide.

“As TCS has been implementing TreadTracks™  to our beta partners, we have received the most excitement about the instantaneous feedback to everyone from the shop floor to upper management,” said Shawn Puckett, TCS’s Director of Business Development. “This enables companies to solve problems before they occur, make better decisions, and manage their supply chain much quicker and more efficiently than they have ever been able to do.”

TreadTracks™ works with existing hardware and follows industry standard practices and procedures to make moving to the system extremely simple. All customer data is easily accessible so it can integrate with not only TCS’s TirePower™ software, but with most point of sale systems.

TreadTracks™ workstations and mobile interfaces are ruggedized and made for a global workforce. They utilize a unique multilingual interface, allowing workers to operate in the native language, further reducing errors in the production process.

“By leveraging our cloud technology, we take the worries of server management, software upgrades, and patches off of our customer’s minds and allow them to focus on managing their operation,” said Barry Reese, TCS President. “They’ll always have the latest software. The last thing any plant manager wants is for their operations to be stopped while they’re trying to troubleshoot technology problems.”
Management features of the system include but are not limited to Production Scheduling, tracking of Raw Materials, Production and Fleet Reports, RAR tracking, and many more. Users of the system will be allowed to track tires through their retreading facility with bar code scanners, print labels at each checkpoint, and utilize long term tracking with the use of RFID tags.

Scheduled demonstrations will be given of this cutting-edge technology at the TCS booth (BOOTH # 632) during the upcoming ITEC 2012 Show in Cleveland, OH running from September 18-20. For more information about the TreadTracks™ System visit the TCS at the upcoming ITEC Show, or contact a TCS representative about TreadTracks™  at (888) 449-8473 or

About TCS Technologies:

TCS Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner, develops and markets both off-the-shelf and custom tire software solutions, web applications, ecommerce platforms, and support and consulting services to tire companies across the US and Canada. TCS has built a product base, which continues to prove itself as a revenue increasing, business streamlining asset to any size tire business. TCS has tools unmatched in the industry, and customization within each of its products to cater to the way tire dealers and retreaders do business. TCS’s home office is located outside Nashville, TN with a second location in Salt Lake City, UT.


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TCS Customer Raises $70,092 for the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

gI_63020_blacks tire fundraiserBlack’s Tire & Auto Service, a 32-location tire and full service auto shop in North and South Carolina raised $70,092 for Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina.

Since 1954 Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina has been a sanctuary for hurt children. Founder Mr. A.D. Peacock started the organization to help struggling families and young people who have been removed from their family due to abuse or neglect.

Black’s Tire raises a record $70,092.00 at the 2012 BTS Charity Golf Tournament held on April 13, 2012 at Foxfire Golf and Resort. For over a decade, Black’s Tire has been a big supporter of Boys and Girls Homes of NC. Ricky Benton, owner of Black’s Tire and his wife Dianne Benton, have an understanding of the importance of strong parenting and a good home environment to children. They themselves have raised three boys who have become successful adults and are involved in the family business.

The 2012 Black’s Tire Service Charity Golf Tournament was a charity to raise money for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. It was held at the Foxfire golf and Resort on Friday, April 13, 2012. Over one hundred twenty eight players participated in the tournament, along with the one hundred hole sponsorships and corporate sponsors. Over all, the entire charity event was a huge success breaking the record of raising seventy thousand and ninety-two dollars.

Over the many years the Benton’s and Black’s Tire Service have contributed more than $419,199.00 to the support of the children in the care of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. Boys and Girls homes President/CEO Gary Faircloth, who lived at the Homes during his high school years stated “I am touched deeply by the efforts of Ricky and Dianne Benton, their family, their Black’s Tire Service family and all their supporters. I am who I am today because of Boys and Girls Homes and I know how important the work of this agency is to the life of a child. Our children have awesome friends in the form of Black’s Tire Service and I deeply appreciate the support, and encouragement, that comes from the gifts provided by Black’s Tire Service. I extend a very deep and heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in these gifts to the children in our care.”

About Black’s Tire and Auto Service

Since 1929 Black’s Tire and Auto Service has been a family owned and operated business serving the North and South Carolina communities with quality tires and excellent automotive services. With over 32 locations in North and South Carolina to better serve their community, tires Raleigh NC and tires Charlotte NC are just prime examples of the companies impact on the community. It’s because of Black’s Tires honest auto repair, excellent tire services, and their outstanding customer service, that customers keep returning.

To see what Black’s Tire and Auto Service is all about visit them online at, 877-847-3748, or email at info(at)blackstire(dot)com

Black’s Tire and Auto Service website was built and powered by Tire Company Solutions (TCS) located at 500s. Walnut Ave. Cookeville, Tennessee to contact visit their website at

Making the Most of Your Tire Power Software – Know Your ‘Search Inventory’ Window

Friday, June 11th, 2010

One of the most commonly used windows, and most powerful in Tire Power, is the ‘Search Inventory’ window.  But do you truly know all of the things this window can do for you?  Did you know you can…

  • Sort any column, or columns, by simply double-clicking on the column name
  • Move the order of the columns by using the ‘Move Column’ feature
  • View available product images by clicking on the camera icon
  • You can click on any price level on the right which will update all prices displayed in the price column
  • When you highlight any item, its specifications will display over at the bottom right of the window
  • For multi-site customers, under the ‘Availability’ section, you can see in real-time your other stores current on-hand inventory
  • For PartnersXD® users, inventory from any source, including your wholesaler, is displayed in the ‘Availability’ section, in real-time
  • Print your inventory reports right from the window, and best of all, you can print in the order you have sorted your search results
  • Use the ‘Item History’ button to easily view all activity for the selected item
  • Use ‘Tire Estimator’ to quickly quote a “4 and out the door” price for tires

…and TCS is still not done.  We have plans for new features and many more additions.  So when you get a chance, take a fresh look at your software, especially the ‘Search Inventory’ window, and make the most of your software.


Making the Most of Your Tire Power Software – Column Sorting in ‘View Today’s Activities’

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The ‘View Today’s Activities’ window is the primary method of managing your day-to-day customer transactions.  It gives you easy access to all Quotes, open Work Orders, current Website Orders, today’s Invoices, and today’s Payments.  This window is the most used window in the software, so because of that fact, we are constantly trying to make the window better and more efficient.  A new bonus feature on this window is the ability to now sort by the column header.  For example, during a busy day, you may have many open work orders pile up under the ‘Work Orders’ tab.  When the list grows too long, this makes finding a specific customer’s open work order difficult.  Now, simply double-click on the column header ‘Customer’ to sort by the customer’s name.  Your customers are now sorted by name, so this makes finding the customer’s name a snap.  Give this tip a try the next time you need to find a customer’s transaction quickly, so you too can make the most of your Tire Power software.  Stay tuned for more tips.

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