Flynn's Tire Group has sold its commercial tire division to Erlanger, Ky.-based Bob Sumerel Tire Co.
This transaction includes commercial tire facilities in Carnegie, Pa.; Hubbard, Ohio; Dover Ohio; and a retreading facility also in Dover, Ohio.
“Selling the commercial part of our business wasn’t something my family and I were looking to do, but when Bob Sumerel approached us, it gave us reason to think long and hard about our strategic positioning,” says Joe Flynn, president of Flynn’s Tire.
“We were at a point where growing the commercial business was a challenge; however, Bob Sumerel Tire Co., has a singular focus of growing and developing the commercial side of the business, and they do it very well.”
Flynn’s Tire wholesale division will continue selling commercial tires to wholesale customers.
“This sale puts us in a great position to acquire multi-store retail chains and reach our goal of growing to 50-plus retail locations,” says Flynn.
Flynn’s Tire recently opened a new distribution center in New Stanton, Pa., as well as two new retail stores in early 2023. The company says it is also in the process of purchasing two additional retail stores, “which will be fully acquired in the next 30 days.”
“We are very excited to acquire Flynn’s commercial tire business,” says Todd Sumerel, president of Bob Sumerel Tire Co.
“Flynn’s is very well respected in the commercial tire industry, and we are confident that the combined companies will provide superior customer service and growth opportunities for all employees. We welcome Flynn’s Commercial Tire to the Bob Sumerel Tire Co. team.”
Bob Sumerel Tire Co. has been in business since 1969 and has grown to 22 commercial locations and five retread plants covering Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia