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Tire Pros of Central Alabama Helps a Child with a Life-Threatening Illness

During the month of June, Tire Pros of Central Alabama put together a campaign called “Tires for a Moment” to help raise money so a little girl battling cancer could finally go to Disney World.

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Discount Tire Opens First Location in Alabama

The country’s largest independent tire dealer, Discount Tire, has opened its first store in Alabama to meet demand in the state. Located in Madison at 8042 Highway 72 West, the store marks the 11th state for new business and the 34th state that Discount Tire serves.

Tire Discounters Announces Further Expansion

Tire Discounters has announced a company-wide expansion. In addition to adding several new stores in its existing markets, Tire Discounters will enter the Huntsville, Ala. market later this year, making Alabama the sixth state in the company’s market.

Bridgestone Offering Crimson Tide Tires

Just in time for the college playoff, Bridgestone Americas has signed a deal to manufacture University of Alabama branded tires. The tiremaker will offer limited edition Firestone Destination A/T tires featuring white stenciled “University of Alabaman Crimson Tide” on its sidewall. “Tailgating is the ultimate game day experience for college football fans,” Anna Philip, Firestone

BFGoodrich Plant Celebrates 70 Years

Michelin North America’s BFGoodrich plant celebrates 70 years of manufacturing in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The plant manufactured its first tire on Oct. 23, 1946, and has since produced nearly 490 million tires. “Our BFGoodrich facility in Tuscaloosa has been on the leading edge of tire innovation and performance for decades,” said Scott Clark, chief operating officer

Michelin Expanding Tuscaloosa Warehouse

Michelin North America is increasing the warehouse capacity of its BFGoodrich plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “The expansion of the storage facility will help us further improve customer service, especially geographically in key BFGoodrich tire markets,” said Greg Leikvold, plant manager at the Tuscaloosa site. The expansion will increase the warehouse from 29,000 to 92,000 square

Fire Damages Alabama Tire Shop

Thomas Tire Shop near Birmingham, Ala., was damaged by a fire on the morning of Feb. 21, local media reports. The Birmingham Fire Department was called around 7 a.m. and fought the blaze for about an hour before the flames were put out. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Goodyear Gadsden Plant Expanding, Adding Jobs

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to hire 87 new workers as part of the company’s 7,500-square-foot expansion of its Gadsden, Ala., tire plant, according to reports. The expansion began in September after the Gadsden City Council approved a $30 million tax abatement that Goodyear will invest in the project, according to The