July 28, 2011 in Business, City

American Tire to open distribution center in Spokane Valley

By The Spokesman-Review
 

One of the nation’s largest tire distributors will lease a 110,000-square-foot warehouse that will be constructed inside the Spokane Business & Industrial Park.

American Tire Distributors, based in Huntersville, N.C., will move into the building at 15530 E. Euclid sometime next year.

The land, at Sullivan and Euclid, is owned by Crown West Realty, which also manages the business park in Spokane Valley.

American Tire has signed a 12-year lease on the property. Developing and building the 30-foot-tall warehouse will run more than $7 million, said Dean Stuart, marketing and sales director for Crown West.

One building at the site is being demolished to prepare for construction, Stuart said.

American Tire wholesales tires through 80 distribution centers. It also operates a retail-tire franchise network, called Tire Pros.

It distributes some of the country’s most popular brands, including Goodyear, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin, as well as budget brands and private-label tires.

Last year the company acquired C & L Tires, which operated a warehouse in Spokane Valley at 126 S. David.

Whether that Valley operation will close after American Tire opens its new warehouse could not be determined on Thursday.

Stan Key, an economic development specialist for Greater Spokane Incorporated, played a major role in helping American Tire find the warehouse site, Stuart said.

Vandervert Construction is the general contractor for the project.


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