Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. continues to grow with the recent acquisition of Wilson Industrial Tires Inc., which supplies tires for material handling trucks, plus farm, forestry and lawn service equipment.
According to Purcell officials, Wilson Industrial Tire, which was founded in 1991 by Kenny Wilson, is "one of the only distributors who offers ‘loaners’ for equipment with their tire and wheel exchange program. They also offer all their services - including solids, pneumatics, poly and cushion press forklift tires - on-site, so reductions in productivity are minimal. Solutions such as track tires and recaps for skid steer tires are also available.”
Wilson Industrial Tire’s operations will be incorporated into Purcell’s Springfield, Mo., location.
“We are excited about the prospects that this expansion provides and the markets that it opens to our OTR service footprint,” says Purcell President and CEO Roger Lucas. “This combining of businesses will aid in allowing us to bring innovative and new solutions to our customers while reducing downtime, which is so critical when equipment is out of commission due to tire issues.”
With more than 75 locations, Purcell is the 16th largest independent tire store chain in the U.S., according to the most recent edition of the Modern Tire Dealer 100.