APRIL 29, 2015 – McCarthy Tire Service has acquired Commercial Truck Tire Center in East Syracuse, New York, from the Cairns family. The operation is a single-location commercial tire shop and an adjacent retread manufacturing plant. The purchase expands McCarthy Tire’s footprint to 45 locations in six eastern states.
The acquisition fills a gap in McCarthy Tire’s coverage along I-90, giving the commercial tire dealer a strategic location between Rochester and Albany, a stretch of nearly 130 miles.
“We are very pleased that the Cairns and McCarthy families have reached this agreement,” said John D. McCarthy, Jr., president of McCarthy Tire Service. “Commercial Truck Tire Center has an excellent reputation in the Syracuse market. Their employees exhibit the high quality of customer care that has long been a McCarthy Tire standard. We look to them to help us continue the excellent service that the Cairns have provided for over 25 years.”
The Cairns family have owned and operated the business for 25 years. President Stephen Cairns is retiring, and no other Cairns family members will continue with the new operation. Ten employees have been offered positions with McCarthy Tire Service. Edward Gegenheimer will retain his current position as location manager.
Commercial Truck Tire Center has been a long-time Michelin dealer. McCarthy Tire will continue to support customers’ current wheel fitments as it phases in its flagship brands of Bridgestone, Firestone, and Bandag retreads. The East Syracuse location will continue to provide commercial tire sales and service for commercial trucks, construction and off-the-road vehicles, and agricultural equipment. It will be an important member of McCarthy Tire’s 24-hour commercial roadside assistance program for fleets and owner operators in upstate New York.
Due to its acquisition strategy over the last three years, McCarthy Tire has three Bandag retread manufacturing plants in New York State with good capacity. The retread shop at the East Syracuse location will be closed.
The store is located at 7255 Northern Blvd. in East Syracuse, NY 13057, with easy access to I-81, I-481, and the New York State Thruway. The phone number, answered 24 hours a day, is 315-452-1818. The location offers a generous parking lot, a clean waiting area, and friendly team members who are always here to help.
ABOUT MCCARTHY TIRE SERVICE
Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a family-owned and operated tire dealer headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The company has more than 60 service locations and 10 Bandag retread tire manufacturing plants along the east coast of the United States. McCarthy Tire is the sixth largest independent commercial tire dealer and one of the top 50 retail tire dealers in the country. The company offers tire sales and service; automotive mechanical services and repairs; fleet services; truck mechanical services; 24-hour commercial roadside assistance; and retread tire manufacturing. For more information, visit www.McCarthyTire.com.
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