Tire Rack to expand HQ
US tyre distributor The Tire Rack plans to break ground this week on a 130,000 sq ft expansion to its South Bend, Indiana, headquarters, reports Tire Review. The expansion project will add warehouse and office space to the site, which already measures 532,000 sq ft.
Excluding equipment, the family-controlled company will spend $3.8 million on the project, local news source the South Bend Tribune reports. The new warehouse space will be operational in May. Since it moved into its new home in 2001, employment at the facility has grown from around 190 people to 400, with the company adding 15-20 each year.
Tire Rack also has five other US warehouses, and claims to be able to reach 88 per cent of the US population within one day.