SCRANTON, Pa. (March 5, 2004) — Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc. has expanded its presence in the high performance tire, wheel and accessory market by acquiring Auto Addictions in Allentown, Pa.
Founded in 1988, Auto Addictions specializes in tires, wheels, exhaust, suspension and related accessories. The outlet will be the fifth for Jack Williams Tire in the Lehigh Valley, and it will operate under the name Jack Williams Auto Addictions.
The Scranton-based dealership now operates 23 locations in northeast and central Pennsylvania with three more stores under construction and set to open later this year.
Jack Williams Tire opened its first dedicated high performance center in August 2003 in Kingston, Pa. CEO Bill Williams said high performance tires are expected to represent 25 percent of the total potential tire market by 2007. That percentage translates into some 57 million tires.