American Tire Distributor celebrates new Poconos facility
BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Big business is hitting Monroe County.
On Wednesday American Tire Distributors celebrated the opening of its one million square foot Pocono Mixing Warehouse in Blakeslee.
Company leaders say the facility is a $70 million dollar investment in the region, and will create 70 jobs.
The warehouse plans to receive and ship more than 2.5 million tires a year.
ATD says they chose Blakeslee for a number of reasons, including its proximity to customers.
"Here, there's really a great workforce in this area too. I know that from my previous career, this has been an area where I've had personal great experience with the workforce in this area. So we're excited to have a facility here," said President and CEO Stuart Schuette.
American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent tires to the replacement tire market - with over 140 distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada.