Bauer Built Inc. needed more space in Davenport, Iowa, and owner Jerry Bauer went out and got it.
Relocating its commercial tire center to the recently purchased distribution center in Davenport, the Durand, Wis.-based company increased its square footage from 7,500 to 23,000-or more than 300 percent.
``We're picking up some new business,'' Mr. Bauer said, as to what he'll do with all the additional space. ``We need to house the new business. We're going to be pretty full. With the expansion of our sales force, we'll be pretty full.''
The new building will be home to six additional sales and service people. It also will house Bauer Built's wholesale operations, which were formerly run out of the company's Fulton, Ill., location.
The 57-year-old commer-cial/retail dealership and retreader sells brands including Michelin, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Firestone, Kumho, Hercules, Mastercraft and Yokohama tires, and also produces Michelin retreads.