The dealership noted that the U.S. Department of Energy claims using propane as a vehicle fuel “increases energy security, provides convenience and performance benefits, and improves public health and the environment.”
The location is Orange, Mass.-based Pete's Tire Barns' second outet in New Hampshire. The dealership's footprint remains at 19 because it closed a smaller outlet in nearby Battleboro, Vt. It states on its website the Brattleboro site's business is now being handled by the West Chesterfield location in “tax-free” New Hampshire.
The company has four outlets in Connecticut, eight in Massachusetts, two in New Hampshire, one in Rhode Island and four in Vermont, plus a 130,000-sq.-ft. warehouse distribution center in Orange and two retread plants.
Annual commercial-related sales are estimated in excess of $60 million.
Employment stands at 200-plus, with a fleet of more than 130 service and delivery vehicles.