Action Tire Centre is a locally owned family business. The company was started in 1986 by Wayne and Linda Vetterli. As soon as their sons got old enough to sweep floors, they became very active in growing the business. The oldest son, Ryan, went on as an apprentice and, at a very young age, became a licensed truck and coach technician. Jordan, the younger son, worked in the tire repair side of the business and is now in charge of front counter sales.
Action Tire Centre started out as strictly a tire sales and repair business. In 1987, the then Texaco agent, Clyde Ditmars was having trouble finding someone to service his fleet of trucks when they needed it. When Clyde asked us if we would be interested in doing some service and repairs on his trucks it was the start of the expansion into truck and trailer repairs. Business grew fast and in 1991 Action Tire Centre moved into the newer, larger building where it is today.
With mills closing and the slowdown of the Thunder Bay economy we saw it was time to look ahead. We decided to put in hoists and do more local car repairs. This has worked very well, and gives retail customers another choice in quality, affordable repairs.
Action Tire Centre has been in business for 29 years. We have 15 full time employees and have become the trusted company that many customers and fleets keep coming back to.