U.S. AutoForce, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., has purchased Wellborn Tire Group, a wholesale tire distributor based in San Antonio, Texas.

The sale was completed on Jan. 9, 2017.

Wellborn Tire/O’Malley Tire had been looking for ways to expand its product lines, according to a message on the company’s website from Alex Wellborn, CEO and president  of Wellborn Tire, and U.S. AutoForce’s Joe Bailey, director of sales, and Rob Sagar, area business manager.

Excerpts from the website message follow:

“Wellborn Tire/O’Malley Tire has been a family owned company for 40 years, and we credit our success to the loyalty of our customers and employees.  For some time, it has been our priority to consider how to most effectively expand our product lines, and grow to meet the constantly expanding and increasingly competitive tire business.  After extensive consideration, the decision has been made to sell the assets of Wellborn Tire to U.S. AutoForce, a division of U.S. Venture, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

“U.S. Venture is a family owned company which is deeply committed to its customers and employees.  U.S. AutoForce has a number of new product lines to offer our customers, while maintaining most, if not all, of Wellborn Tire’s current product lines.  U.S. AutoForce currently has 22 warehouses throughout the country, and is committed to providing superior customer service, selection, and value to the retailers they serve.”

Most Wellborn Tire employees have joined U.S. AutoForce, according to the website message.