Kal tire reverses decision on Regina DC
Company decides to expand Edmonton facility instead
REGINA— Kal Tire is putting the brakes on a $25 million proposal for a new distribution facility in Regina.
John Mullin, senior vice-president of purchasing and marketing for Kal Tire, says the company has decided it’s more cost effective to expand an existing facility in Edmonton.
The company says in a new release that the Saskatchewan government, the city and a nearby rural municipality all got behind the project.
But it says in spite of those efforts, a critical deadline was missed in order to be ready for the 2014 winter season.
There was some disagreement between the levels of government over the development plan.
Mullin says in the long term, Kal Tire still intends to find a larger warehouse in the Prairies to support future growth.