Service and repair

BestDrive opens new tire retreading, distribution center

BestDrive, LLC, has opened  its newest location in Taylor, Mich., just outside of Detroit.

BestDrive says its outlets specialize in servicing fleet customers with new tires, retreads, casing management and other commercial tire-related services. The parent company of BestDrive, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, invested more than $1.5 million in the Taylor BestDrive facility.

“The City of Taylor is extremely excited to have BestDrive locate in our community,” says Rick Sollars, mayor of Taylor. “We’re very excited about the good things happening in our city. We’re seeing an upturn in business activity all over the community, and we are looking forward to working with BestDrive on a regular basis.”

The 60,000 sq. ft. facility currently employs 14 people with plans to employ more than 40 people by 2020. The facility produces 60 retreads per day, and plans to produce more than 200 retreads per day within five years, the company says.

“We’re opening BestDrive outlets in markets where key fleet customers have expressed a need for retread options,” says Clif Armstrong, managing director of BestDrive. “The Detroit area is a market that has a significant impact on our business and this newest BestDrive location in Taylor will provide us with a strong presence to meet the needs of customers in this region. We’re excited to be here and look forward to increasing production at BestDrive Taylor.”

This is the third BestDrive outlet to open in the U.S. Now with locations in the Detroit, Memphis and Phoenix metropolitan areas, Continental says it can provide broader support for servicing key fleet customers through BestDrive outlets and offer a wide range of services, including new tires and ContiTread retreads.

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