ITDG aims for $100 million in sales

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With record gross sales of more than $96 million in 2007, the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) is targeting $100 million in sales for 2008, Michael Cox, the group's CEO and president, told members during ITDG's annual meeting this past weekend in Palm Desert, Calif. "We may push through" that number, he added.

ITDG is in growth mode, said Cox. Last month, the group signed its first member in the southeastern United States, Monroe, Ga.-based Ronnie Ward Tire Co. Inc.

"As we continue to grow and add value to our program, it is inevitable that the group's offerings will make more sense for more independent tire dealers in more areas of the country," ITDG Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ed Long said at the time.

ITDG added three shareholders last year: Anaheim (Calif.) Wheel & Tire; Ram Tire of Sepulveda, Calif.; and American Tire Distributors of Las Vegas, Nev.

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