Photos: A Truck Dealership Dives Into Tires and Retreading

June 12, 2024
In a little over a decade, K&R Tire Center has grown to encompass commercial, ag and OTR tires and most recently, its first retread shop.

In western Michigan, Ed Rietman has expanded K&R Truck Sales to cover nearly every facet of the business that touches his fleet and independent operator customer. Ten years ago, that led to the start of K&R Tire Center, and in 2024, the tire operation has expanded yet again — to include a Goodyear retread shop in Flint, Mich. MTD had an exclusive look at the retread shop, and the larger K&R enterprise.

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Joy Kopcha | Managing Editor

After more than a dozen years working as a newspaper reporter in Kansas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, Joy Kopcha joined Modern Tire Dealer as senior editor in 2014. She has covered murder trials, a prison riot and more city council, county commission, and school board meetings than she cares to remember.