Lamb's supports non-profit group
AUSTIN, TexasLamb's Tire & Automotive donated more than $12,000 June 15 to the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP), a University of Texas-affiliated non-profit group that offers education support to area youth.
Ron Meredeith, CEO of the Austin-based dealership, presented a check to the NLP at the organization's annual dinner.
Lamb's Tire raised the funds over the course of the last year by starting a reward programactivated at the 2009 NLP dinnerfor its customers.
Through the program, Lamb's NLP VIP cardholders accumulated a 5-percent rebate from their purchases in 2009 and 2010, with the tire dealership donating 5 percent directly to the NLP. Customers also had the option to double their contribution.
Lamb's said it will continue its donation and reward program through 2010.
We want to increase our contributions to the Neighborhood Longhorn Program next year, Mr. Meredeith said. Everyone who drives a car and loves children can help us.
Colony Tire, Royal 4 Systems partner
LONG BEACH, Calif.Edenton, N.C.-based tire dealer and retreader Colony Tire Corp. has picked software solutions provider Royal 4 Systems Inc.'s Royal 4 WISE warehouse management system to help it streamline its warehouse operations.
Colony Tire said it chose Royal 4 based on several factors, including its relationship with ASA Tire Systems Inc., Colony Tire's point-of-sale systems provider.
Other factors in the decision were hundreds of satisfied Royal 4 customers, the company's ability to provide 24/7 support and its demand forecasting module.
Long Beach-based Royal 4's WISE system's capabilities include inventory receiving, put-away, cross-docking, product location, picking, shipping and several other features, the company said.
Tire Wholesalers opens warehouse
TROY, Mich.Tire Wholesalers Inc. has opened a warehouse in Hammond, Ind., just outside of Chicago, to improve service to its customers in the area.
The new facility, which opened April 19, is the company's fifth distribution center and its first outside of Michigan. The others are in Kalamazoo, Cadillac and Southfield, Mich., as well as in Troy, the company's headquarters location.
Tire Wholesalers President Ross Kogel Jr. said the primary object with the new center will be to service the customers that we have. The company had been delivering tires to Chicago-area customers for about three years through the Kalamazoo warehouse.
The new distribution center is stocking Tire Wholesalers' full line of tire products from industrial and lawn and garden sizes through large OTR tires, Mr. Kogel said. He did not disclose the warehouse's size or capacity.
It's good for us, it's good for our suppliers and it's good for customers, he said of the new warehouse.
ATD, nonprofit open 'Tread Town'
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.-American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) and Boundless Playgrounds, a nationally recognized nonprofit group, have opened "Tread Town," an inclusive playground at Richard Barry Memorial Park in Huntersville.
The playground, funded primarily by a $100,000 grant from ATD, was built to allow children with and without disabilities to play together. ATD said it is only the fourth of its kind in North Carolina.
Tread Town's foundation is made from recycled rubber-including about 400 recycled tires-creating a universally accessible surface that allows children and caregivers to navigate the playground freely and safely.
The playground promotes play with ramped wheelchair access and features an exclusive Tread Town tire swing-"state-of-the art solid harness swings" for children who need additional back support, ATD said.
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