American Tire leasing in Valley

Industrial park will build new distribution center

July 29, 2011
The Spokesman Review
By Tom Sowa /, (509)459-5492

One of the nation’s largest tire distributors will lease a 110,000-square-foot warehouse that will be constructed inside the Spokane Business & Industrial Park.

American Tire Distributors, based in Huntersville, N.C., will move into the building at 15530 E. Euclid Ave. sometime next year.

The land, at Sullivan and Euclid, is owned by Crown West Realty, which also manages the business park in Spokane Valley.

American Tire has signed a 12-year lease on the property. Developing and building the 30-foot-tall warehouse will run more than $7 million, said Dean Stuart, marketing and sales director for Crown West.

One building at the site is being demolished to prepare for construction, Stuart said.

American Tire sells tires wholesale through 80 distribution centers. It also operates a retail-tire franchise network called Tire Pros. It distributes some of the country’s most popular brands, including Goodyear, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin, as well as budget brands and private-label tires.

Last year the company acquired C&L Tires, which operated a warehouse in Spokane Valley at 126 S. David St.

Whether that Valley operation will close after American Tire opens its new warehouse could not be determined on Thursday.

Stan Key, manufacturing industry director for Greater Spokane Incorporated, played a major role in helping American Tire find the warehouse site, Stuart said. Vandervert Construction is the general contractor for the project.