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American Tire Distributors to open distribution center at Alliance

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American Tire Distributors, one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market in North America, is opening a 756,000-square-foot regional distribution center at Alliance Gateway 60, creating 60 new jobs in the process.

“Speed-to-market was an important factor in American Tire Distributors ultimate decision to locate at AllianceTexas, and Hillwood was able to quickly deliver a facility that met their operational needs,” said Tony Creme, senior vice president of Hillwood. “Additionally, the competitive tax structure, location within the Alliance Foreign Trade Zone, and close proximity to the BNSF Railways’ Alliance Intermodal Facility, Interstate 35W and Texas Highway 114, also greatly benefits the company, enhancing its financial and logistics efficiencies.”

American Tire Distributors Inc. operates more than 140 distribution centers, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the North America. The company is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, and employs more than 5,000 workers.

Alliance Gateway 60 is located within U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 196, which enables global importers like American Tire Distributors to limit their costs to only the inventory that is being removed and shipped to its U.S. distribution centers.

“Building an efficient supply chain is a critical piece of our long-term strategic plan to deliver value to our customers and stakeholders,” said David Dickey, chief supply chain officer with American Tire Distributors. “The AllianceTexas location is ideal for ATD to grow our business and hire great people to help us deliver on our commitments to our customers and the communities we serve.”

Adam Faulk and Ryan Browder with Jackson Cooksey represented American Tire Distributors, and Tony Creme and Bill Burton represented Hillwood in the transaction. The company is expected to move into the new building in early 2017.

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