SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (Jan. 19, 2001)—Capital City Tire in Ottawa, Ontario, has joined the Tirecraft Auto Centers Ltd. group of associate dealers.
"I was looking for somebody with different brands," Capital City Owner Gilles Masson said. "I can buy everything from them."
Tirecraft dealers feature Michelin, Uniroyal, BFGoodrich, Dayton, General, Continental and a variety of other brands.
Since joining the Sherwood Park-based Tirecraft last year, Mr. Masson said Capital City´s passenger tire and auto mechanical sales have increased about 25 percent. Tirecraft´s credit card program also has benefited the dealership´s commercial customers, Mr. Masson said.
In addition to affiliating with Tirecraft, Capital City moved its Ottawa location into a new 15,000-sq.-ft. facility. The dealership also has a store in Hull, Quebec, and plans to open a five-bay retail and commercial tire location in Gatineau, Quebec, about a 15-minute drive from Ottawa.
Capital City also operates a Bandag retread plant and produces up to 100 tires per day.