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Vernon, British-Columbia-based Kal Tire has cancelled a project to construct a new distribution facility in Regina, Saskatchewan. The company will expand an existing facility in Edmonton in the province of Alberta instead.

“Timing and concern over costs impacted our ability to start construction on this new distribution center,” says John Mullin, senior vice president purchasing and marketing for Kal Tire. “It has been determined that it is more cost-effective to expand an existing facility than to construct a new one.”

The company says a critical deadline was missed in order to be ready for Kal Tire’s 2014 winter rush season.

“Our short-term solution will be to expand our Edmonton warehouse,” says Mullin. “We still have a long-term commitment to Saskatchewan both through our existing warehouse and retread plant in Regina as well as our store network throughout the province. Over time, we still intend to find a larger warehouse in the prairies to support our future growth.”

Kal Tire is a retail and commercial tire dealership serving eight Canadian provinces.

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