POMONA, Calif.—Wholesale Tire Distributors (WTD) is relocating its headquarters to a 300,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office facility in Pomona, where it expects to have 700,000 tires in stock at any given time.
The move to the new facility, from Vernon, Calif., complements WTD's growth nationally. Last year it took over a 100,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Latrobe, Pa., and has established a satellite distribution center in Kentucky.
The move to Pomona also coincides with an expansion of WTD's proprietary Arroyo and American Roadstar brands, according to Ara Tchaghlassian, WTD president and founder. The Vernon distribution center will remain open for the time being, WTD said, until the new one is fully up to speed.
WTD has developed and is launching both run-flat and electric-vehicle-designated tires lines under the Arroyo Tires brand, part of an expansion of the brand to over 300 SKUs.
The Arroyo Runflat, which launches in multiple sizes, is designed to provide enhanced safety and peace of mind in the event of a puncture or pressure loss, WTD said.