Belle Tire opens 79th store

March 29, 2006

Belle Tire Distributors, the ninth largest independent tire dealer in the United States, has opened its 79th outlet.

The more than 10,000-square-foot store is located in Saginaw, Mich.. It features 10 bays, which includes two alignment pits.

According to Vice President Jeff Kruse, warehousing accommodates just more than 3,500 tires. "This store is fairly typical. We have about 30 locations that share this same basic footprint."

The interior of the store displays "a commonality" of point of sale materials, colors and interior treatments Belle Tire uses throughout the system.

Gary Vredeveld is the store manager.