Published on December 18, 2013

Michelin expands OTR repair network

(Michelin North America Inc. photo)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Dec. 18, 2013) — Michelin North America Inc.’s earthmover tire business has certified six more Michelin Professional Earthmover Dealers, expanding the Michelin Earthmover Performance Repairs program network to 17 certified sites in the U.S. and Mexico.

The newly certified sites are: Boulevard Tire Center in Orlando, Fla.; Pomps Tire Service in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; TCi Tire Centers in Kilgore Texas; Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah; Inland Industrial Tire North Inc. in Hayward, Calif.; and Kal Tire in Hermosillo, Mexico.  

Michelin earlier certified 11 service locations at seven dealerships, including Purcell Tire service centers in Potosi, Mo., and Phoenix, and four locations of itsTCi Tire Centers subsidiary.

Dealers on this list are accredited with certification through a comprehensive audit of their repair capabilities on these specialized tires, Michelin said.

The tire maker said it designed the program to develop consistent, professional and validated repair shops for earthmover tires. The program includes Tech International training, inventory control systems, traceability methods and a quality repair process.  

“We continue to work toward our goal of having complete North American coverage by 2014,” said Greg Williams, earthmover services deployment manager.

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