James and Sharron Nesbett, owners of Creech-Nesbett Tire Service in Arkadelphia, Ark., opened their second location, Nesbett Tire Service, in Hot Springs Village, Ark., Sept. 6. The 8,000-sq.-ft., commercial/retail outlet, located in a resort village about 15 miles outside of Hot Springs, Ark., has two automotive service bays and three commercial bays, according to Sharron Nesbett.
The dealership sells Kelly-Springfield and Michelin brand tires and performs alignments, brake work and commercial, off-the-road and farm tire road service.
Mr. Nesbett is a past president of the Arkansas Independent Tire Dealers Association and a member of the board of directors.
Parnelli Jones Inc. opened its 93rd outlet Aug. 1, located in Las Vegas.
The six-bay location is the fifth Parnelli Jones Express Tire Service outlet in Las Vegas and the ninth in Nevada.
The company, which posted estimated retail sales of $61.5 million in 1993, is expanding in the Las Vegas area because of a strong local economy and potential to develop a solid customer base, Division Manager Tom Barrie said.
The Ventura, Calif.-based retailer also operates stores in California, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.
Glade Spring, Va.-based Hicks' Tire & Aligning will move to a new, six-bay facility that is expected to be completed by year's end, according to Joy Hicks, who co-owns the dealership with her husband, Fred.
The half-mile move will place Hicks' Tire closer to an existing freeway and expand its bay space, Ms. Hicks said.
The dealership began constructing the new building in May.
The 15-year-old retail dealership performs two- and four-wheel alignments and does its own machine brake work, she said.
Suburban Tire Inc., which said it operates the largest Goodyear dealership in the U.S. under one roof, consolidated its retail and retread operations in a recently remodeled building in Dayton, Ohio.
The 81,000-sq.-ft. facility, which covers nearly two acres, has two 100-ft.-long commercial service bays and one automotive bay, according to Jeffrey Lecklider, Suburban general manager. The building formerly was a steel warehouse.
The move, completed April 1, has increased sales and operating efficiency, according to President Wayne Smith, who said the company has added 10 jobs and anticipates adding an additional 10 positions by the end of 1995 as a result of the relocation.
Suburban Tire opened in 1978 and serves customers in Ohio, Indiana and northern Kentucky. The dealership provides new truck, passenger and industrial tire sales, retreading, mobile and on-site tire service and wheel/rim refinishing services.