APPLETON, Wis. — U.S. AutoForce, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., has struck a deal to acquire tire distributor Max Finkelstein Inc. The acquisition is expected to close on Jan. 31.
"The opportunity for U.S. AutoForce and Max Finkelstein to join forces is very strategic for the future of both companies and for our customers," Pat Hietpas, president of U.S. AutoForce, said. "After the transaction closes, we will be able to combine our resources and build on the impressive momentum Max Finkelstein has created in serving their customers so passionately for over 100 years."
Founded in 1919 in Astoria, N.Y., Max Finkelstein distributes tires in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic from 15 distribution centers. The company will operate as a division of U.S. AutoForce under the management of the current leadership team, U.S. AutoForce said.