MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2004) — American Tire Distributors Inc. — which recently bought former American Car Care Centers Inc.(ACCC) member distributor Target Tire Co. — has been named the ACCC distributor for most of Target Tire's former region.
ATD will serve as the dealer marketing program's member distributor for North and South Carolina, Georgia and the southeastern Tennessee markets, ACCC said. The western portion of Virginia previously covered by Target Tire was assigned to Terry's Tire Town of Alliance, Ohio.
“This new direction (with ATD) will bring two powerhouse groups into one camp,” said Len Lewin, president of ACCC. “By joining forces, both groups will work together to improve the overall program for our ACCC dealers. ATD will represent ACCC in the southeast markets only. As both companies become more familiar with each other, the possibilities for growth and expansion clearly exist.”
ATD Chairman and CEO Richard Johnson also praised the deal. “By becoming an ACCC member distributor, we will have the ability to offer another strong program option to our existing dealer customers.”