Ziegler Tire's new location. In total, the company is 10% retail and auto service business, 75% commercial and 15% wholesale.

Ziegler Tire: Building business

Oliver Ziegler opened Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. in 1919. Today, the Massillon, Ohio-based company is run by Bill Ziegler, 66, a second-generation Ziegler. It has 24 stores in three states — eight retail, 16 commercial/retail — two wholesale outlets and two retread plants. Annual sales top $120 million.

Family members, politicians and business leaders helped Bill Ziegler, center, president of Ziegler Tire, cut the ribbon on the company's new North Canton, Ohio, location.

Ziegler Tire holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. based in Massillon, Ohio, held a grand opening for its newest outlet with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local politicians, business leaders, supplier representatives and new and long-time customers. The store was built in North Canton, Ohio, and replaces an older Ziegler Tire outlet that was in the same vicinity.

"Our company is very sales-oriented," says Bill Ziegler, MTD's 2009 Tire Dealer of the Year. "When we see an opportunity, we jump at it." Ziegler Tire is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

MTD names Bill Ziegler Tire Dealer of the Year

Bill Ziegler, president of Massillon, Ohio-based Ziegler Tire & Supply Co., is Modern Tire Dealer magazine's 2009 Tire Dealer of the Year. Ziegler was chosen to receive the industry's most prestigious award from nearly 30,000 eligible independent tire dealers throughout North America.

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