GREENVILLE, S.C.Michelin North America Inc.'s earthmover tire business has certified six more Michelin Professional Earthmover Dealers, expanding the Michelin Earthmover Performance Repairs program network to 17 certified sites in the U.S. and Mexico.
The newly certified sites are: Boulevard Tire Center in Orlando, Fla.; Pomp's Tire Service in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; TCi Tire Centers in Kilgore, Texas; Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. in Salt Lake City; Inland Industrial Tire North Inc. in Hayward, Calif.; and Kal Tire in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Michelin earlier certified 11 service locations at seven dealerships, including four of its own TCi Tire Centers subsidiary's locations and Purcell Tire's service centers in Potosi, Mo., and Phoenix.
Dealers on this list are accredited with certification through a comprehensive audit of their repair capabilities on these specialized tires, Michelin said.
The tire maker said it designed the program to develop consistent, professional and validated repair shops for earthmover tires.
The program includes Tech International training, inventory control systems, traceability methods and a quality repair process.
We continue to work toward our goal of having complete North American coverage by 2014, said Greg Williams, earthmover services deployment manager.