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    • ATV opens 99th American Tire Depot

      LA MIRADA, Calif. — ATV Inc. has opened American Tire Depot retail stores in Upland, Ventura and Wasco, Calif., pushing its network of stores to 99 throughout Southern California.

    • Gateway breaks ground on D/C in Ala.

      DOTHAN, Ala. Gateway Tire & Service Center will invest $11 million to build a 200,000-sq.-ft. tire distribution center in Dothan at the Westgate Industrial Park.

    • GCR hires Hoeft to fill vacant COO post

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s GCR Tires & Service business has hired Steve Hoeft, an operations specialist, to become its chief operating officer, filling an open position.

    • Monro sales, earnings up in Q1

      ROCHESTER, N.Y. Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported a 5.1-percent increase in operating income in the quarter ended June 24 on 18.4-percent higher sales, generated primarily by the first-time accounting of recent acquisitions.

    • Snap-on redesigns Hofmann website

      CONWAY, Ark. Snap-on Inc. has redesigned the website of its Hofmann Equipment business to showcase its wheel service products better, the company said.

    • Monro to acquire 20 more auto repair stores

      ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has struck a pair of deals to acquire 20 auto repair stores in the U.S. Midwest, including eight operated by a Car-X Tire & Auto franchisee.

    • Tire Discounters to double in size in 5 years

      CINCINNATI — Tire Discounters Inc. plans to double its store network in the coming five years and intends to achieve that, in part, by acquiring small dealerships seeking to exit the business.

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