MILLERSBURG, Ohio (July 29, 2013) — Millersburg Tire Service Inc. celebrated its 60th anniversary over the weekend with an open house and various activities for locals to enjoy, including games, prizes, entertainment and food.
Activities kicked off on the evening of July 25 with a concert on the large front lawn of the shop by John Schmid of Common Ground Ministries in Berlin, Ohio.
Millersburg Tire is located in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country—something Brad Schmucker, president, said has helped the business over the years. However, he credits the farming community, along with tourism, for the bulk of the business' $10 million in annual sales.
"What drives our economy around here is the farmers," Mr. Schmucker told Tire Business.
Mr. Schmucker was raised in the business, being born just three weeks after his father, Sheldon Schmucker, and his uncle, Art Miller—who will be turning 85 and 90, respectively, this October—started the dealership 60 years ago. Mr. Miller said he thinks his nephew is doing a "great job" running the business and is proud he took over.
Also included on the Millersburg Tire team are Brad Schmucker's wife and two children as well as several other family members who work in various capacities for the business.
"There are quite a few family members involved," Mr. Schmucker acknowledged.
To see more photos from the event, check out Tire Business' Facebook album.