ALLEN PARK, Mich. (Aug. 3, 2001)—Belle Tire Distributors Inc. plans to open four retail outlets in southeastern Michigan from August through November, according to Vice President Jeff Kruse.
The four 10-bay service centers currently are under construction and will be located in Fenton, White Lake, Dearborn Heights and Commerce. The new stores follow a recent expansion wave by Allen Park-based Belle Tire, which opened a 500,000-sq.-ft. commercial tire center and Bandag retread plant in Garfield Heights, Ohio, and a retail outlet in Canton, Mich., last December. Mr. Kruse declined to comment further on Belle's expansion plans.
One of North America's 10 largest independent retail chains, Belle Tire operates seven commercial truck tire centers, five Bandag shops and 61 retail stores, which include some commercial centers.