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U.S. AutoForce Buys Tire’s Warehouse

U.S. AutoForce, the wholesale tire distribution division of Appleton, WI-based U.S. Venture, has acquired Corona, CA-based Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. U.S. AutoForce plans to retain the Tire’s Warehouse name, company structure, employees and ways of business “for the foreseeable future.”

For U.S. AutoForce the move expands its operations to the West Coast. TWI provides twice-daily deliveries from seven distribution centers (soon to be eight) in California, Nevada and Arizona. U.S. AutoForce has 24 locations, mainly in the Upper Midwest, central U.S. and Southeast. Its closest facilities to the West Coast are in Colorado.

For TWI, the deal means new resources, brands and channels.

The Helmle family established Tire’s Warehouse in 1969, and the business has been family-owned since.

U.S. Venture also is family-owned. It’s one of the largest, privately-held companies in Wisconsin. Along with tires, U.S. Venture businesses distribute petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, and aftermarket auto parts.