GREENVILLE, S.C. (Aug. 23, 2013) — Michelin North America Inc.'s earthmover tire unit has certified 11 dealership service locations in the U.S. and Mexico into the company's earthmover performance repairs program since its inception in February 2013.
The dealership locations have undergone the process of certifying their repair locations through a comprehensive audit, according to Greenville-based Michelin, which said the program is designed to "develop consistent, professional and validated repair shops throughout the industry."
The program includes Tech International Inc. training, inventory control systems, traceability methods and a "proven quality repair process" that "enables end users to get the most value out of their tire investments," Michelin said.
As of August, independent dealerships that have earned accreditation are:
• Service Tire Truck Centers Inc. — York, Pa.
• A&E Tire — Denver;
• Meekoff Tire -- Grand Rapids Mich.
• Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. —Potosi, Mo., and Phoenix;
• Multillantas y Servicios Grimaldi S.A. — Monterey, Mexico; and
• Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. — Massillon, Ohio.
Purcell said it also is pursuing accreditation for centers in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Clearfield, Pa.
In addition, Michelin said four locations of its TCi Tire Centers subsidiary have been accredited: Mulberry, Fla.' Saginaw, Mich.; Decatur, Ala.; and San Antonio.
"Our goal is to have complete North American coverage by 2014," said Greg Williams, Michelin's earthmover services deployment manager.
"This value-added program is for the benefit of the end users to help maintain and protect their Michelin earthmover tire assets."