Sutong China Tire Resources Inc. recently purchased a 360,000-square-foot facility in Anderson, Ind., in order to consolidate two of its existing distribution centers.

The warehouse will combine tires from one of Sutong’s distribution centers in Indiana and one in Houston, Texas. It also will serve as the company's headquarters.

It will provide Sutong with needed space for its future growth, says Dan Hunter, chief operating officer. And it will result in more efficient operations to better serve its U. S. customers.

The Anderson facility is located just north of Indianapolis on interstate 69. Sutong expects the distribution center to be fully operational in June 2017.

Sutong also runs tire and wheel assembly operations for lawn and garden and ST trailer tires for independent dealers, mass merchandisers and original equipment trailer manufacturers.

Prior to purchasing the new warehouse, Sutong operated three distribution centers in the U. S. totaling more than 280,000-square-feet of space. The company also runs a 50,000-square-foot distribution center in Ontario, Canada.

Sutong China Tire Resources, headquartered just outside Houston in Hockley, Texas, was established in 1993 as an importer of medium truck tires to serve the independent dealer in the United States. Since its inception Sutong has enjoyed continuous growth and expanded its business into several channels of distribution, adds Hunter.

Sutong supplies both manufacturer and proprietary brands, from medium truck tires to lawn and garden tires.