NORCROSS, Ga. — A pair of Mighty Distributing System franchisees in Indiana and Pennsylvania that also are Jiffy Lube franchisees have added Mighty franchise locations to their company portfolios.
Midwest Distribution Group L.L.C. of Indianapolis has added a second location in the Hoosier State, in Fort Wayne, and Multi-Management Inc. of York, Pa., a second franchise in the Keystone State, in the Philadelphia metro area.
For Midwest Distribution Group, the Fort Wayne distribution center is its fifth such facility, to go with 48 Jiffy Lube and six Tuffy Auto Repair center locations. The business, which has been a Mighty Auto Parts franchise since 2006, also has parts distribution centers in Dothan, Ala., and Orlando and Pensacola, Fla.
The newest center will serve customers throughout northeast Indiana, Mighty said.
Midwest Distribution Group President Steve Sanner said the new location will allow it to service not only its Tuffy Auto Repair and Jiffy Lube franchises in northeast Indiana more effectively, but also will allow it to focus on expanding outside business. To that end, the company has hired a salesperson dedicated to the territory.
The business was Mighty's Franchise of the Year in 2017.
In Pennsylvania, Multi-Management has established a second franchise, Mighty of Eastern Pennsylvania, to service customers in Greater Philadelphia.
Led by President Bob Falter, Multi-Management operates 60 Jiffy Lubes in Pennsylvania and is considered a Top 5-ranked Mighty franchise.
"… the opportunity to acquire a contiguous market such as Philadelphia was one that certainly made sense for us at this time," Mr. Falter said. "Our Mighty team is energized and ready to conquer this market. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership for years to come."
Mighty CEO Ken Voelker added: "It is gratifying to have two of our leading Jiffy Lube partners add new Mighty franchises to their business portfolios. … Their decision to expand and invest in additional franchises validates the benefits of Mighty's quick service program."
In business since 1963, Norcross-based Mighty Distributing System supports 100 franchised distributors in 44 U.S. states and five international markets.