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Gateway Tire Plans $11 Million Distribution Hub In Dothan, Alabama

07/20/2017
Gateway Tire plans to invest $11 million to open a 200,000-square-foot tire distribution center at the Westgate Industrial Park in in Dothan, Alabama.

State officials said Gateway Tire’s new facility is designed to be expandable to 340,000 square feet. The project will create 30 jobs initially, with more possible in the future.

Dennis King, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Gateway Tire said; “The location in Westgate Industrial Park has the key infrastructure for our operation, and we really appreciate the warm welcome and support we have received by the Dothan and Houston County community.”

The company received a high level of support for its project from the Alabama Department of Commerce, the state workforce development agency; and several local entities, he noted.

Governor Kay Ivey said; “The City of Dothan and Houston County continues to lead the way in creating jobs and supporting economic development progress within the Wiregrass region,” Governor Ivey said.

Distribution is one of our foundational business targets within Accelerate Alabama 2.0, and we are excited to grow businesses within the vision set forth from our state economic development plan,” she added.

Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz said;“We listened to their needs for a Southeast distribution location, and then we worked to make it happen. They do business the way we like to do business, let us know your needs and then we will figure out how to make it happen,” he said. “We are very proud to be home to this new facility and look forward to a strong partnership with Gateway Tires.”

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