Kal Tire expands Ontario presence (September 21, 2006)

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VERNON, B.C. — Kal Tire has continued its expansion into the east, acquiring three Ontario tire companies.

Kal Tire’s most recent acquisitions include Timmins Tire, The Tire People and The Mississauga Tire Centre Group. The company now has branches from Victoria, B.C., north to Whitehorse and as far east as the Quebec border.

Danny Funk, chief operations officer for Kal Tire’s Ontario division, says the company is thrilled to be expanding its Ontario presence.

“With these stores, we have spread our service network throughout Ontario and along an important stretch of highway – the 401,” Funk says. “As a result, our commercial clients will benefit immensely from a consistent business experience, nearly coast-to-coast.”

Kal Tire is now the country’s largest independent tire dealer. The network includes 20 stores in Ontario and nearly 200 branches country-wide. Funk says the latest acquisitions will continue to deliver the customer service they are known for.

“We’ve brought our industry-leading employee training program and tire technology to these branches, but we are grateful to have the key management figures still very much involved,” says Funk. “They have built successful businesses and their experience will ensure a smooth transition for us into the market.”

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