K&M Tire to break ground on new distribution center in North Platte
Delphos, OH – May 21, 2021: K&M Tire, Inc. announced today that it will begin breaking ground on a new distribution center in North Platte, NE beginning this month. This brand new distribution center will be located in the Twin Rivers Business Park.
“K&M Tire is pleased to announce the opening of a new location in North Platte, NE,” says Cheryl Gossard, President of K&M Tire. “This is not only an opportunity to bring more jobs to the area, but it also allows us to further expand our distribution capabilities and meet the growing needs of the market.” The new facility plans an initial hire of up to ten warehouse / driver positions to occupy the 50,000 square foot distribution center. While the new distribution center will initially be set up for will calls and daily deliveries to local customers, it will also serve as a
warehousing and cross docking location for other K&M Tire distribution centers as well.
About K&M Tire: K&M Tire is a family-owned tire distributor with 32 distribution centers located throughout over half of the United States. Founded in 1970 in an Ohio farming community, the company employs over 800 teammates and distributes more than 50 tire brands, including passenger, light truck, commercial truck, farm, and other tire segments. The company also offers tire equipment and accessories to its network of tire dealer customers across the United States. K&M Tire offers one of the industry’s leading associate dealer programs to its network of tire dealers under the Mr. Tire & Big 3 Tire brands. For more information, please see www.kmtire.com.
From the North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation:
"We are very pleased that K & M Tire chose North Platte for its Nebraska based distribution center as the company continues to expand its service territory west," said Gary Person, President of the North Platte Area Chamber and Development Corporation.
This again reinforces North Platte as an ideal middle of the country logistics location for distribution outlets. The Chamber & Development owned Twin Rivers Business Park continue to prove to be a critical asset in our goal to further diversify and expand our business community, Person said.
"Having a shovel ready site-controlled business park is critical when business looks to expand or even begin new operations. It allows us to market North Platte on a national basis and that is how we were able to connect with K & M Tire. Getting a great business that has a 50-year established track record is another example of its value and merit. The 7 .3-acre site will allow the company room to expand its operations even further if it chooses to do so in future years," Person said.
Twin Rivers Business Park was established near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and is also home to Cabela's/ Bass Pro Call Center; Fed-Ex Ground and a 9-warehouse / business plaza for Iron Trail Industrial Park developed by Prataria Ventures and Chief Industries. Person said there may be another announcement later this summer for a local business distribution company modernizing and expanding its operation at the Twin Rivers Park.