published Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Company investing up to $20 million in Chattanooga

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    Staff photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press The Enterprise South complex includes Volkswagen, Erlanger, and Amazon.com.

American Tire Distributors, a distributor of replacement tires, plans to invest up to $20 million in a Chattanooga facility.

The center, to go at Enterprise South industrial park, will create about 40 jobs with annual wages averaging $50,000 to the area over a period of three years, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce said in a press release.

ATD is expected to buy a 9-acre tract across from eSpin on Discovery Drive. The company will submit its proposal to the Hamilton County Commission at a public meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

With 97 distribution centers in 40 states, ATD is a privately held company that serves more than 124,000 tire, wheel and automotive service retailers nationwide.

“Chattanooga has a national reputation for its robust logistics industry, and ATD’s decision to locate here only further reinforces our region’s growing foothold as a hub for this sector of business,” said Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger in a statement.

For full story, see Wednesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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