McAllen, Texas-based Pueblo Tires & Service recently moved its Edinberg, Texas, location into an expanded service facility in the same city. Founded in 1972, the dealership also owns five other locations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Mohawk Rubber Sales of N.E. purchased one of its regional competitors, Advance Automotive & Tire Supply in Stoughton, Mass., on Oct. 1.
The acquisition clears the way for future expansion, including the possibility of a move into New Jersey or Pennsylvania, owner Robert Ahern said.
Former Advance owner Percy Ruch has joined Mohawk's sales and marketing department.
Dallas-based Wallace W. Wade Specialty Tires started its 19th year in business Oct. 1 by moving into a larger building about eight blocks from its former location.
The new outlet gives the firm-which sells specialty tires and advertising and marketing products-room to expand its inventory, said owner Wallace Wade.
He also announced the company has increased its export business to ``10 to 15 percent'' of total sales.
Former Austin, Texas-based Love Car Care Center Inc. Manager Dave Wright said he purchased the business in June from owner Tommy Love, who is now pursuing other interests.
The 12,000-sq.-ft. retail store has six bays and a warehouse.
Three former Don Olson Tire & Auto Centers employees have purchased three locations from Topline Tire & Auto.
Russell Burr, former CFO and president of financial services for Don Olson, and former managers Tony Martocchio and John Wogan, purchased outlets in Port Richey, New Port Richey and Springhill, Fla.
The stores are doing business as Topline Tire Stores and feature Kelly-Springfield, Goodyear and Bridgestone/Firestone brand tires, according to Mr. Burr.
Woody Tire Co. recently celebrated its 60th annivesary.
The company, based in Lubbock, Texas, is the oldest Michelin tire dealership in the U.S.
Of interest. . .
Eastern Michigan University broke ground Nov. 28 for the Bruce T. Halle Library, named after the Chairman and CEO of Discount Tire Co. Inc.
The $41 million library will house 1.1 million books and provide 520 computer workstations when it opens in December 1997.
Mr. Halle, who graduated from EMU in 1956, recently announced the larg-est individual gift ever received by the university, a $5 million commitment-$2.5 million of which is earmarked for the library endowment fund.
Mr. Halle earned his bachelor's degree from EMU and recently received an honorary doctorate degree from the school.
Jeff Crozier, president of Homestead, Fla.-based Homestead Tire & Auto Service, received the 1995 ``Spirit of Excellence'' Award from the Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Crozier is chairman of the local YMCA and of the Motorsports Host committee, which hosted the inaugural Miami Jiffy Lube 300 race in November.
The award was first given in 1993 to recognize ``an outstanding spirit of service'' by a chamber member in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Andrew.