East Coast wholesaler K&W Tire Co. Inc. has opened a warehouse in Alexandria, Va., to serve customers in the greater Washington metropolitan and northern Virginia areas.
The warehouse, K&W's 10th distribution center, will allow the Lancaster-based company to expand its distribution reach further south. The leased facility spans 12,500 square feet and has close access to the junction of I-395 and I-495.
K&W has serviced dealers in that area for some time from its Lancaster facility, a spokesman said, but this move will allow the firm to make multiple deliveries daily. The company's traditional strength has been the Mid-Atlantic, serving customers from five locations in Pennsylvania. The firm also has two locations in Vermont and one in Massachusetts.
K&W's locations in Gettysburg, Lancaster and Washington, Pa., and Berlin and White River, Vt., are combination wholesale/retail outlets.
The dealership describes itself as one of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s largest distributors, handling Cooper and its associate brands, as well as the Carlisle, Continental, General and Nexen brands. The firm delivers to 13 states and the Washington, D.C., area.