TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A new mega-warehouse is officially open in the Poconos. Now, one of North America’s largest tire distributors is ready to employ dozens of people.
American Tire Distributors is now open in Tobyhanna Township. The one-million-square-foot building is called the Pocono Mixing Warehouse.
“Right now we have 150,000 tires in here. Our ending goal is 2.5 million tires,” explains Jennifer Green, General Manager, American Tire Distributors.
The warehouse brings about 70 full-time jobs to the community. Pay starts at $15 dollars an hour.
“Today we’re creating jobs, jobs, and jobs, and a quality of life,” says John Jablowski, Manager, Tobyhanna Township.
Each year, about 3,500 trucks will visit the new location to stock up on orders.
American Tire Distributors is located within a newly developed area of Blakeslee called New Ventures Park. The company chose to expand here because of the easy interstate access, and close proximity to other states.
Jablowski adds, “this is a $70 million-dollar investment here in Tobyhanna Township. It’s a signal that we’re on the map.”
American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent tire suppliers, with more than 140 distribution centers in the United States and Canada.