Tire Centers buys Reliable Tire

Aug. 8, 2002

Tire Centers LLC (TCI) has acquired Reliable Tire Sales Inc. of Baltimore, Md.

Reliable employs more than 80 people at three locations stretching from the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. to the northern Baltimore area.

"All acquired locations will remain active and continue to offer comprehensive tire and mechanical services," TCI officials say.

The acquisition gives fleet customers in the Mid Atlantic region "enhanced" access to Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. (MRTI) products through TCI.

TCI, the third largest retreader in the United States, and MRTI are owned by Michelin North America Inc.

TCI has more than 180 locations in 38 states.