AKRON — Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear are combining their respective U.S. wholesale tire distribution assets into a 50/50 joint venture, called TireHub L.L.C., that will operate through 80-plus distribution centers nationwide.
TireHub will be based in Atlanta and managed by an independent management team led by CEO Peter Gibbons, a veteran business and supply chain executive.
The announcement was made Monday evening after the close of the business in a news release distributed by both tire makers.
TireHub will combine Goodyear's company-owned wholesale distribution network with Bridgestone's Tire Wholesale Warehouse (TWW) subsidiary, the venture partners said. TireHub