DUNCAN, S.C. — Tire Centers L.L.C. (TCi) has sold commercial tire centers in Ohio and Michigan to Shrader Tire & Oil and Meekhof Tire Sales & Service Inc., respectively, and said its remaining TCi centers in Arizona, California and Colorado now will operate under the Michelin Americas Truck Tires business.
The latest deals — four locations, including one retread plant, in Ohio to Shrader and one outlet in Michigan to Meekhof — reduce the TCi network of commercial stores to 10 locations, according to TCi parent Michelin North America Inc. — five in California, three in Colorado and two in Arizona.
Michelin has divested or closed 48 TCi commercial sales locations in 2017 and has refocused efforts on expanding the TCi wholesale distribution footprint and increasing the capacity of its distribution network to support new commercial customers and new product categories.
Michelin divested 16 locations in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas in September to T&W Tire and 27 in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia in July to Snider Fleet Solutions.
Toledo, Ohio-based Shrader takes over TCi service locations in Columbus, Heath, Pemberville and West Chester, Ohio, expanding the dealership's reach to 17 outlets in three states — Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.