PORTLAND, Ore.Tire Factory has added 17 member stores to its network so far this year, with the dealer group planning to add more before year-end.
Last year, the marketing group experienced record growth by adding 28 stores, it said. Tire Factory members operate more than 200 retail locations serving 15 western states and ring up sales in excess of $300 million.
Many of the new dealers are located in the Denver market where Tire Factory recently moved its local distribution operations into a larger 40,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, the group said.
We are very excited to have another 17 independent dealers join the Tire Factory family. Our model of giving members direct-buy prices in small quantities via our regional distribution centers is helping Tire Factory independent dealers grow profitably, said Tire Factory CEO John Kreidel.
We aim to exceed our new member store goal for 2013 by adding at least 25 new stores in the West this year.
The new members include: in ColoradoBig O Canon City, Big O Cortez and Rimco in Cortez; in CaliforniaJohn's Tire & Muffler in Orland, Enterprise Tire Factory in Clearlake and Capital Tire in West Sacramento; in IdahoPruett in Homedale and Marsing and Wilson Pruett Tire Factory in Payette; in NevadaPruett in Wells; in North DakotaBakken Tire Factory in Arnegard; in UtahOTR Tire Factory and Auto Service in Moab, Matson Auto & Marine Tire Factory in Draper, Bountiful Tire Factory in Bountiful and Woods Cross Tire Factory in Woods Cross; and in WashingtonTire Factory of Richland and Meridian Auto and Tire in Bellingham.
Tire Factory operates three regional distribution centersin Portland, Denver and Salt Lake City.