Tire Retailer Makes Major Investment in Vermont
Pete’s Tire Barns opens new Retread Facility and Tire Store in Rutland, VT.
Rutland, VT: Pete’s Tire Barn, Inc, has recently completed the first phase of a multi-million dollar project to service retail and commercial tire customers in the State of Vermont. Seeing a growing need for high-quality retreaded tires in the State of Vermont. Peter Gerry, President of Pete’s Tire Barns, made the bold decision to undertake the massive project of creating a modern Bandag retread facility in the state of Vermont. After researching a location that would service the greater Rutland County as well as their existing locations in Brattleboro and White River Junction, Pete’s Tire Barns purchased the former Rouse Tire at 62 Randbury Road in Rutland, Vermont. Engineers, architects and contractors were brought in to plan out the project and the development was then broken down into three phases. Phase one was to completely remodel and outfit the retread facility. Phase two is to build a brand new 10,000 sq ft tire distribution center and shipping and receiving area. Phase 3 will be to build new commercial and retail service bays to replace the existing service bays. Once the planning was done, the work began on transforming the existing 15,000 sq ft. facility into a modern State-of-the-Art Bandag retread facility. Using many local contractors, the roof was replaced, floors were repaired and coated, all structural supports were reinforced, electrical service was upgraded, and new heating and ventilation were installed. In order to increase tire manufacturing capacity, all existing equipment was rebuilt brand new equipment was installed. Employees have been hired and trained in the art of retreading tires. Currently, the retread facility and tire service center employs ten Vermont-based employees and this number is expected to grow to 30 full-time employees as the shop reaches full capacity. Pete’s Tire Barns is now producing tires in the State of Vermont made by their Vermont employees. The second phase of construction is already underway with Casella Construction doing site work for the tire distribution center. This new facility sells and service tires for Passenger & Light Truck Vehicles, Trailer, ATV, Lawn & Garden, Farm, Forestry, OTR, Medium and Heavy Trucks and the retread shop can produce 200 high-quality truck retreads per day. The store will remain open during all phases of construction for uninterrupted service in order to meet the needs of their many customers. Store hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 – 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 7:30 to Noon and the phone number is 802-474-0752. To see a complete list of Pete’s Tire Barns services and locations, please visit their website at www.petestire.com or visit their online store at www.petestirestore.com.
About Pete’s Tire Barns: Pete’s Tire Barns, Inc, headquartered in Orange, MA, has grown to one of the largest independent commercial tire dealerships in the country. Pete’s currently operates 16 full-service locations in New England, a brand new state-of-the art Distribution Center, and 2 Bandag retread facilities. The company employs in excess of 165 people, and operates a fleet of over 130 service and delivery vehicles. In 2008, Pete’s Tire Barns celebrated their 40th year in business and has consistently been recognized by both Modern Tire Dealer and Tire Business magazines as a leader in the industry.