Briggs & Sons Tire of Fayetteville, N.C., recently opened its fifth Goodyear dealership, with a location in Fayetteville. Although the six-bay store opened in October, its grand opening was held Nov. 13-18. The new outlet is Briggs & Sons' fourth location in Fayetteville. The 23-year-old company also owns a retail dealership and a Goodyear retread plant in Clinton, N.C.
During the grand opening, customers registered for daily prize drawings that included U.S. Air tickets, Goodyear tires, autographed jackets from NASCAR drivers and tickets to see the NFL expansion team, the Carolina Panthers.
Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc. recently opened its 30th outlet in St. Louis with a location near the intersection of Dunn Road and I-270.
The 10-bay, 6,985-sq.-ft. facility, which opened Nov. 6, currently is going through a 30-day grand opening, a company spokesman said.
After 11 years in the oil business, Jerry Jordan said he decided to try tires and purchased Renegar Tire & Alignment in Dickson, Tenn., Nov. 1, from former owner and ``long-time friend'' George Renegar, who retired.
The business, which has been in operation for 23 years, is now called Dickson County Tire & Oil Inc.
Dickson Tire performs alignment, brake, shock, strut and minor repair work in two inside and four covered outside bays.
``I've got a real good feeling about (business),'' Mr. Jordan said. ``A lot of people said they've got a real good feeling about it.''
Oklahoma City-based Joe Esco Tire Co., one of the southwest's largest commercial tire dealerships, purchased Fleet Tire Service, of Hope, Ark., Aug. 28.
The purchase gives the firm locations in Hope, El Dorado and Texarkana, Ark., and its sixth Bandag retread plant.
Joe Esco Tire originally carried its expansion into Arkansas in 1989 with the purchase of Smith Tire Co. in Berryville. The company opened two other stores in Arkansas earlier this year.
The Fleet Tire Co. acquisition gives Joe Esco 16 retail/commercial dealerships and six Bandag retread plants located in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri.