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K&M Tire Opens Cleveland Area Warehouse
In efforts to continually improve our fast, friendly service, Delphos, OH-based K&M Tire opened their 18th distribution center in May. The Cleveland area facility allows K&M Tire to increase their deliveries into Northeastern Ohio to service customers as far east as New Castle, PA and as far south as Coshocton, OH.
A little over a year after entering the Northeastern Ohio market, Daniel Stokes, Cleveland Warehouse Manager, was excited to officially open the 37,000-square-foot building. After two months of operations, there are four daily routes leaving from the facility and a total of five fulltime employees. Daniel is looking forward to growing those numbers.
Prior to the opening of the warehouse at 30700 Carter Street, Solon, OH; Daniel coordinated the daily delivery of tires from our Delphos and Toledo warehouses to customers in Northeastern Ohio without the luxury of a brick and mortar building. He also helped to oversee the installation of racks and organization of the tire inventory as the distribution center was prepared to open for business.
“The addition of this building will allow us to make sure our customers in Northeastern Ohio receive the top notch service we feel they deserve and should expect from K&M Tire,” said Cheryl Gossard, Vice President of K&M Tire.
In the quest “To be the leading and most trusted provider of tires and services in all of our geographic markets”, K&M Tire will continue to look for growth opportunities both outside and within its existing geographic footprint.
Founded in 1970, K&M Tire operates over 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space at 18 distribution centers in 11 states throughout the Great Lakes, Midwest, Great Plains, and South Central regions, servicing customers in more than 20 states. The company distributes approximately 20 brands of passenger and light truck tires, 12 brands of truck tires, and 10 brands of farm tires.
Posted on July 03, 2015
Council OKs tax incentive for K&M Tire warehouse
Company President Ken Langhals addressed council prior to the vote and outlined the project.
“The new building will be going up on the south side of the existing building,” Langhals said. “I am asking for the tax abatement so I can put that warehouse up here. There are a lot of other states I have warehouses in that would be more advantageous as far as doing business but I live here and would prefer to keep it here.”
Posted on April 24, 2015
2015 K & M Tire Dealer Conference Held In Dallas, Texas
In January, K&M Tire held their annual trade show at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, Texas. There were 226 customer locations from 15 states that attended to visit the 38 booths provided by vendor representatives that were in attendance.
On Friday of the trade show, the customers attended the general session to hear an update on K&M Tire. This year the general session offered “Teamwork, Trust & A Legend” by guest speakers Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys football player, and Brad Sham, voice of the Cowboys. Emmitt spoke about his life experiences on and off the field, his beliefs in working hard and doing whatever it takes to bring value to his partners and teammates.
Also during the trade show, Carlisle Tire had a special guest appearance by Scott Dean, Pro Staff Angler and Professional Fisherman. He was available throughout the event to interact with customers and for pictures and autographs.
At the end of the evening, K&M Tire and some of the vendors partnered up to present some amazing prizes to our customers. Discount Tire & Service in St. Charles, Illinois won a 2015 Ford Explorer awarded by Hankook.
Tiremaxx in Toledo, Ohio won a 2015 Jeep Rubicon awarded by Cooper Tire and a VIP Package to the Bridgestone Invitational awarded by Bridgestone. Best-One Tire in Lima, Ohio won a VIP Package to the Indy 500 also awarded by Bridgestone.
In addition to these prizes, a total of $13,000 in Cabela’s gift cards were awarded by Yokohama to various customers: $10,000 went to Berry Tire in Chicago, Illinois; $2500 to Garvers Marathon in Killbuck, Ohio; and $500 to Panhandle Co-op in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
This year’s trade show was a huge success and the largest that K&M has had to date. The feedback we received from the vendors, and customers has been great. They were impressed with K&M’s organization, values and culture. Everyone that was involved in the planning and e
Posted on February 27, 2015
K & M Tire Moves to New Wichita Warehouse
In order to better serve our customers, K & M Tire recently relocated the warehouse in Wichita, to the edge of the city on 5950 Prospect Road in Park City. The slightly larger warehouse offers a better layout for tire storage. Employees from the Wichita warehouse were joined by the regional sales staff and seven employees from the Detroit and Delphos locations. The transition was completed by Saturday, November 8th and operations returned to normal on Monday.
Posted on November 13, 2014
K&M Tire Acquires Area Wholesale Tire
Delphos, OH-based K&M Tire has purchased the assets of Area Wholesale Tire in Texas. This includes their operations in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
The purchase, effective September 15th includes tire inventory, assets, and a customer list.
Area Wholesale Tire operated three warehouses in Texas; Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The Dallas and Houston operations will combine with K&M Tire’s existing operations in those cities. San Antonio will be a new market for K&M Tire.
“We are very excited about this opportunity with Area Wholesale Tire to expand our footprint and add to our customer base in Texas.” said Cheryl Gossard, K&M Tire Vice President. “We welcome all of Area Wholesale Tire’s Texas employees and customers to our team. We are looking forward to growing our business in Texas with them. Customer service is our number one priority so it is extremely important for us, and we will be working closely with everyone involved to ensure a seamless transition. We want to make sure that all of our customers receive the top notch service we feel they deserve and have come to expect from K&M Tire.”
Louisiana-based Area Wholesale Tire will continue to operate its facilities in other states.
Founded in 1970, Ohio-based K&M Tire now operates 17 warehouses in 11 states servicing tire dealers in more than 20 states. The company distributes approximately 20 brands of passenger and light truck tires, 12 brands of truck tires, and 10 brands of farm tires. The company will continue to look for growth opportunities throughout the Midwest, Great Plains and South Central United States.
Posted on September 16, 2014
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