SOUTH GATE, Ca. (March 10)—Polyurethane tire manufacturer Carefree Tire has acquired the assets of Everhard U.S.A., which has distributed Carefree´s products under a private label. Carefree manufactures micro-cellular polyurethane tires for the materials handling, roofing, lawn and garden industries. The firm markets its ``flat-proof´´ tires to the original equipment manufaturing sector, while Everhard distributes the tires to the retail sector under its Everhard name. ``This acquisition gives us access to the Everhard national retail distribution network, and a bigger customer base,´´ Pedro Lobo, Carefree Tire product development manager, said.