Automotive franchisor OK Tire is expanding its capacities with the addition of a $14-million distribution centre in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.
The 18,580-m2 (200,000-sf) facility will serve as the new eastern distribution centre, expanding on the company’s existing 6039-m2 (65,000-sf) operations in Baie-d’Urfé, a municipality of Montreal.
The location was selected because Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is a port town and is home to intermodal and rail terminals. The city is located at the crossroads of the Montreal-Toronto trade corridor and also serves as a strategic gateway to the U.S.
“The Salaberry-de-Valleyfield distribution centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art systems that will help us leverage technology to future-proof our business,” said Michael Rutherford, COO of OK Tire Stores, Inc. “This will create jobs that require technical knowledge and skills which will support the Valleyfield economy.”
The facility, which is slated to be operational by 2020, is part of OK Tire’s five-year, $100-million investment plan to expand its distribution centre capabilities across Canada.