Love’s Travel Stops will invest $8.8 million and establish a tire retread and distribution facility in Milan, Tennessee.
The company, which operates more than 490 locations and 330 Love’s Truck Tire Care centers and Speedco locations across the U.S., plans to create up to 80 jobs at the Milan facility.
Located at 1091 Kefauver Drive, the new facility will be the largest of its kind for Love’s, totaling 200,000 square feet. Through Love’s Truck Tire Care and Speedco, Love’s offers heavy-duty tire care, light mechanical services, commercial truck oil changes and roadside assistance for professional drivers.
“Purchasing this facility makes perfect sense for our commitment to be the industry leader in the tire retread space. The Milan area has a strong labor market, and it’s in a great location near several key interstates. We believe this facility will play a significant role in further strengthening our ability to deliver the best value to our customers,” said Love’s General Manager of Retread Distribution Christopher Oberst.
“I’m committed to making rural Tennessee a place where private industry invests and creates jobs. This sizable investment by Love’s in Gibson County is an encouraging sign, and I look forward to the many ways these new jobs will strengthen the economy in Milan and improve the lives of our residents,” said Governor Bill Lee.
“The expertise of our workforce, central location and robust infrastructure make Tennessee a thriving place for the distribution and logistics industry, which employs more than 218,000 Tennesseans. Love’s new facility in Milan promises to inject quality jobs into Gibson County, and I look forward to a successful partnership with Love’s in the years ahead,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said.
“This is an exciting day for Milan. Love’s will be a great addition to the Milan community, and we are excited to land a company with such a great history as well as national brand recognition. Milan will be home to Love’s largest tire distribution and retread facility in the United States. These are well-paying jobs with a great company, and we welcome Love’s to Milan and look forward to a great partnership for years to come,” Milan Mayor BW Beasley explained.
“The announcement of Love’s new location in Milan is great news for both Milan and Gibson County. This announcement reflects the fact that Gibson County is a great location for industry to locate and expand. We are thankful Love’s has chosen Milan for its next tire retread and distribution center. We look forward to working with Love’s and appreciate its commitment to Milan and Gibson County,” Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon said.