WAYNE, N.J. (Dec. 13, 2004) — Hankook Tire America Corp. celebrated the opening of its new tire distribution center Dec. 13 in Portland, Tenn.
The 312,000-sq.-ft. center is expandable to 450,000 square feet, Hankook said. The facility is Hankook's fifth warehouse in the U.S. The tire maker also operates centers in Rancho Cucamonga and American Canyon, Calif., Edison, N.J., and Portland, Ore.
Bill Bainbridge, marketing director for Hankook, said the Tennessee warehouse will use enhanced software to rapidly identify inventory and expedite shipping plus increasing the accuracy of order fulfillment. “In short, this is a major step forward in servicing our dealer network immediately and into the future,” he said.