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Tire Centers Inc. tops our ever-changing list
For the second consecutive year, Tire Centers Inc. (TCI) is Modern Tire Dealer's top independent commercial tire dealer in the United States.
The Akron, Ohio-based dealership runs 20 commercial outlets, 105 combination commercial/retail outlets and 16 retread plants. TCI outdistanced Treadco Inc., also last year's runner-up, 196 points to 136 points.
Both companies have made major moves already this year. TCI, one of the largest Bandag retreaders in the U.S., recently began converting its Bandag plants to Michelin shops. TCI will lease equipment for Pre-Mold and Custom-Mold shops from Michelin Retread …