Gregg Tire gains hold in Kansas City, Kan., market

April 11, 2002

Topeka, Kan.-based Gregg Tire Co.'s month-old Kansas City, Kan., outlet is running at full steam, says Gary Reed, who manages the eight-bay store.

The outlet, formerly a State Avenue Tire shop, marks Gregg Tire's first foray into the Kansas City market. It employs 10 people, offers full automotive service and operates under Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Gemini banner.

"(The store) has an existing (customer) base, so that helps," says Reed.

Gregg Tire has two outlets in Topeka and two more in Lawrence, Kan.

The company was founded in 1917.