ST. CLOUD, Minn. (May 9, 2013) — Royal Tire Inc. has opened a commercial service location in Williston, N.D., to help it reach customers in western North Dakota and eastern Montana, particularly those active in the growing oil and gas exploration business in those areas.
Royal took over an existing facility and converted the site to its purposes. The 5,000-sq.-ft. structure has two service bays and is being staffed initially by four employees, according to Tim Crennen, commercial vice president.
The dealership will operate two road service vehicles—both with full OTR capabilities—initially at the new location.
The new facility, located just west of Highway 85 north of Willison, is Royal's second commercial location in North Dakota and 16th overall. The dealership also has 10 predominantly retail locations in Minnesota.
"We have a number of existing customers that have made the move to the Williston market; the time is right for us to do the same," Mr. Crennen said.
Royal Tire did not disclose its investment in opening the facility.