SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 11, 2009) — Discount Tire Co. Inc. (DTC) opened four stores in the past several weeks, in California, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.
The new stores are in: West Sacramento, Calif., Normal, Ill., Waite Park, Minn., and Houston. The California store operates as America's Tire; the others all are badged Discount Tire.
These latest openings bring to 31 the number of new stores opened this year by Discount Tire, which now has 762 stores operating in 22 states, including 122 stores in California, 35 in Texas, 29 in Illinois and 22 in Minnesota.
DTC did not comment on its investment in the new stores.
The managers of the new stores are: Paul Slobodnjak, West Sacramento; Ty Newman, Normal; Chris Kobler, Waite Park; and Phil Clifford, Houston. Mr. Slobodnjak is a 28-year Discount Tire veteran while the others all have 10 or more years experience, DTC said.
The Normal and Waite Park stores opened with 12 employees, the West Sacramento store with 10 and the Houston store with five.