Tire Discounters Inc. will expand into its sixth state later this year, and says it is "also looking for other strategic opportunities."
Hornsby Tire Distributors Inc. will begin operations in Columbus, Ga., on May 12, 2014. The wholesale distribution center will be the Dothan, Ala.-based company's fourth.
"The greater Columbus, Ga., and surrounding markets have historically been very attractive for us," says President Steve Mattis. "We have a considerable dealer base in these markets, and we will be able to dramatically increase our service level to the same.”
Mattis says the company has spent a substantial amount of time and resources in preparation of the expansion.
"However, as we continue to grow our company, we must not forget the core principles that
have enabled our growth -- taking care of and valuing our customer base.”
Hornsby Tire has quadrupled its geographic footprint over the last four years.
“We will continue to grow our company, but it will be controlled growth,” says Mattis. “This is largely a relationship and service driven industry, and we will continue to offer our customer base a level of support that only an independent regional distributor can provide.”
Hornsby Tire Distributors was founded in 1967 and carries a wide variety of product offerings, including passenger, light truck, medium truck, OTR and agricultural tires. It also has D/Cs in Dothan, Birmingham and Huntsville, Ala. For more information about the company, visit www.hornsbytire.com.
The grand prize in Yokohama Tire Corp.’s “Get Trucked Up Giveaway” is a custom-built 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon crew cab 4x4 featuring the company’s new Geolandar M/T G003 mud-terrain tires. The contest runs through Oct. 15.
Titan International Inc. is raising money for Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters this summer through tire auctions and ride ‘n’ drive field demonstrations at North American farm shows.
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The 15th China International Tire Expo (CITEXPO) will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center Aug. 21-23, 2017.
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Dunn Tire LLC invited customers and vendors to its new 75,000-square-foot wholesale warehouse in Rochester, N.Y. About 200 attended the open house on June 8. Click through our gallery for views of the warehouse and event.
Dunn Tire LLC welcomed nearly 200 customers and vendors to an open house celebrating its new warehouse in Rochester, N.Y., on June 8, 2017.
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