MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Wholesaler K&M Tire Inc. has acquired Safemark, a division of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, located in Middletown, expanding its distribution footprint in eastern Pennsylvania.
K&M begins operating from the warehouse effective Aug. 31.
K&M said it is excited to welcome Safemark employees to the company and to serve its customers.
"We've had a growing interest in expanding our distribution footprint within the Pennsylvania market," K&M Tire President Cheryl Gossard said. "We feel that the team at Safemark fits our company culture and values and will be a wonderful addition to our team.
"We look forward to welcoming Safemark employees to the K&M Tire team and servicing the customers in this area, while making them the most important people in our business."
Delphos, Ohio-based K&M Tire is a family-owned tire distributor with 32 distribution centers located throughout the Great Lakes, Great Plains, Mississippi Valley and New England regions.
K&M expanded eastward three years ago with the acquisition of MotoStar Tire & Auto Products of Merrimack, N.H., which added distribution centers in Albany, N.Y., Lisbon Falls, Maine, and Merrimack to K&M's network.