PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2016) -— TBC Corp. has acquired two tire and auto centers in Minnesota and converted them to its NTB Tire & Service Centers brand.
The openings, in Arden Hills and Brooklyn Park, expand to 25 the number of NTB locations in Minnesota.
Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.
The store in Arden Hills previously operated as Vrooom Auto Care, a Goodyear-affiliated retailer, which continues to operate a store in Little Canada, Minn.
A photo posted online shows a seven-bay structure.
The store in Brooklyn Park previously was a Midas Auto Service center, according to an online search for the location. TBC also owns the Midas franchise business.
“We continue to grow store count in states where we already have a presence to better serve our existing and prospective customer base,” said Markus Hockenson, senior vice president of retail operations for TBC.
Earlier, TBC acquired a former Goodyear Auto Service Center location in Boca Raton, Fla., and converted that store to its Tire Kingdom brand. The site at one time was part of Martino Tire's network of stores, according to an online search of the location's address.
The site is the fourth Tire Kingdom location in Boca Raton and expands the Tire Kingdom network to more than 180 locations throughout Florida, TBC said.
The store has six service bays.
TBC did not quantify its investment to acquire and/or convert these locations to its own stores.