Service Tire Truck Centers Acquires Commercial Division of Highlands Tire
Service Tire Truck Centers Inc. (STTC) has acquired three commercial locations and a Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) retread plant from Highlands Tire & Service.
Founded in 1943 and continuously operated by the Highlands family, the Highlands retread plant in Carlisle, Pa. was one of the first MRT retreading plants in North America.
Walt Dealtrey, CEO and president of STTC, says the addition of three locatoins in Pennsylvania will help STTC expand the coverage area for its customers, and also provide more opportunities for the company's employees.
“It’s an exciting time for STTC,” Dealtrey said. “The addition of the three locations aligns with our growth strategy and gives us the opportunity to bring our industry-leading services to more fleet customers. With the Highlands MRT retread plant, we’ll be able to support our growth with better turnaround time while maintaining our high quality standards.
"All of Highlands commercial business employees have joined STTC and the customer conversion has been very positive.”
The acquisition gives STTC 53 commercial service and mechanical locations, four MRT retread plants and one Oliver retread plant in a region that spans eight Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. STTC is the eighth largest independent commercial tire dealer in the U.S., according to MTD research.
“STTC has been a valued MRT customer since 2006,” said Bill Schafer, vice president of B2B sales for Michelin North America Inc. “Michelin values its relationship with Service Tire and respects their reputation for providing industry-leading fleet service. We feel this expansion by Service Tire will strengthen a growing MRT and Michelin Commercial Service network.”