PITTSBURGH — After spending its first century in business serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, wholesale tire distributor Max Finkelstein Inc. is moving into the Midwest, opening a distribution center in near Pittsburgh.
The 116,000-sq.-ft. facility, located in the Findlay Commerce Center in Findlay Township just east of the Pittsburgh Airport, is serving customers in Western Pennsylvania as well as parts of West Virginia and Ohio.
Max Finkelstein said the market "provides an ideal fit for its business model, given the value of service, inventory and relationships with independent tire dealers."
Family-owned Max Finkelstein celebrated its 100th anniversary in late June with a gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, replete with 1920s-themed music and dancing. Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Richard Kramer delivered the keynote address.
At the event, Mr. Kramer presented Harold and Jerry Finkelstein — sons of company co-founder Irving Finkelstein — with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their dedication to the industry and the company's 96-year business partnership with Akron-based Goodyear.
Astoria, N.Y.-based Max Finkelstein operates 16 other distribution centers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
It distributes a full-line of consumer, commercial and specialty tires, including the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Pirelli, Kumho, Falken, Ohtsu, Kenda, Presa, GT Radial, Carlisle and several others.