FINDLAY, Ohio (March 12, 2003) — In its first arrangement with United Solideal Co., Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is offering three buying programs for its dealers to buy both Hercules and Solideal branded industrial tires.
In one option, dealers can buy Hercules and Ironman brands through Solideal, which will fill the order from about 30 service stations in the country, a Hercules spokeswoman said. Also, Hercules dealers can place their order with Hercules and receive the tires in a direct container from Solideal. Finally, Hercules added Solideal to its branded programs, which already includes brands such as Sumitomo, Toyo, Dunlop, Titan and others.
The spokeswoman said placing orders for Solideal tires through Hercules is expected to save dealers some money, and receiving some orders through Solideal can increase convenience. United Solideal is a division of Lebanon, Ind.-based Solideal Co., one of the world's largest industrial tire and wheel manufacturers.
Information packets have been sent to dealers, or they can contact their Hercules sales representative for more information. The spokeswoman said the programs are indefinite.