By Jill Nagy
As they celebrate their 30th anniversary,
Warren Tire Service Center plans to open its
15th store, a full-service automotive service
center on Route 4 in Whitehall, a former
railroad freight station.
The company expects a July opening, according
to Bob Kellogg, president and CEO.
The new facility will be the northernmost
store for the chain, and “a new market for
us,” Kellogg said, although they already
have some customers from the Whitehall
area patronizing other Warren Tire outlets.
He sees great opportunity for growth along
the “very busy Route 4 corridor” and hopes
to draw in customers from further north.
Managing the new store will be Don Mallory, currently the service manager at a Warren Tire outlet at the KMart store in Queensbury. Mallory has been with the company for nine years.
The Whitehall store will have a four-bay service area offering all types of automobile maintenance and repair services, including New York state inspections. They will also sell commercial tires and provide road service for large trucks.
The main brands will be Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly tires, but they will also offer half a dozen other brands, including Michelin. The company plans to hire four or five employees at the new store. The store will be open Monday through Saturday.
Warren Tire was founded by Bob Kellogg’s father, Wayne Kellogg. The first store, at 92 Warren St. in Glens Falls, is still in operation. The company took its name from the street on which it is located. Today, there are Warren Tire Service Centers stores in Glens Falls, Queensbury, Hudson Falls, Greenwich, Clifton Park, Waterford, East Greenbush, Colonie, Latham and Johnstown. The company is currently negotiating for its 16th location, in Schenectady.
Kellogg is currently located in Queensbury and can be reached at 792-0316. The company website is www.warrentiresvc.com.