Purcell Tire Joins Michelin's Commercial, Retreading Networks
Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., the ninth-largest commercial tire dealer in the country and the fifth-largest retreader, is joining the Michelin Commercial Service Network and Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. and Oliver Rubber Co. LLC retreading networks.
With 65 service locations and five retread plants in 15 states, Purcell Tire is also the largest retreader of OTR tires in North America.
“After a 30-year relationship with Michelin, Purcell Tire is honored to be a part of a very exclusive network of dealers focused on offering the best products and services for commercial and OTR fleets,” says Bob Purcell, owner of Purcell Tire, which is based in Potosi, Mo.
In December, Purcell acquired Quality Tire, which has three existing retread plants, one of which uses the Michelin Retread Technologies system. (The other two use Michelin's Oliver system.)
"We will be converting (our) Potosi and Phoenix operations to Michelin retreading and the Quality Tire retread operations will remain as they sit today," says Purcell CEO Roger Lucas.
With the addition of Purcell, Michelin's commercial network will now offer fleet service at more than 400 locations nationwide. Purcell will offer fleets a comprehensive service package, including online reporting, Michelin ONCall emergency road service, Michelin Tire Care tire-monitoring service, Michelin Mechanical Care trailer repair and readiness program and access to skilled technicians backed by rigorous certification and audit standards.
Michelin says its network is designed to help fleets "maximize uptime and ensure consistent, high-quality service from a nationwide franchise network."
“By partnering with Purcell Tire, Michelin is securing a relationship across our entire line of business-to-business on- and off-road products and services,” says Bill Schafer, vice president of business-to-business sales for Michelin. “Having Purcell Tire as part of our franchise network reinforces Michelin’s commitment to independent dealers. It also supports our strategy to offer fleets the very best service through a national network of franchisees.”