published Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Under Construction: Enterprise South tire distributor eyes January opening

Valentin Leon works on some gridwork Friday morning at Enterprise South industrial park.
Valentin Leon works on some gridwork Friday morning at Enterprise South industrial park.
Photo by Jake Daniels.

Name: American Tire Distributors

Location: Enterprise South industrial park, across from eSpin on Discovery Drive

Status: The 125,000-square-foot project is slated for completion in January 2013.

Price: $6.5 million

Appearance: A rendering supplied by the company shows a square, grey-paneled building built around a corner office. The building will contain a number of bays for supply trucks to drop off and pick up tires for delivery to local retailers. A landscaped island separates the property from the nearby road.

Features: This tire distribution center will employ 25 to 30 workers. Employees will supply tires and wheels to tire and automotive service retailers throughout the Chattanooga area. The warehouse will hold all major brands, including Michelin, Goodyear, Continental, Bridgestone and Firestone.

Developers: Brookwood Capital Partners

Builders: Brookwood Construction Group

Company info: American Tire Distributors has about 100 regional warehouses with about 10 million square feet. The company has more than 800 delivery vehicles, which drive more than 39.6 million miles every year. The company boasts more than 60,000 customers.

Founded: 1935

CEO: William Berry

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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