More jobs will soon be coming to the city of Eden. A1 Wholesale Tires announced plans Tuesday, April 2 to open a distribution and wholesale operation in the area, taking over the former Spray Cotton Mills warehouse at 413 Church Street.
“We are very pleased to have been able to establish our business right in Eden and to have found excellent warehouse space in the Spray Cotton Mills building,” Jim Koffarnus, a partner in A1, said. “We are excited about the possibilities of providing jobs and giving back in our home community.”
Initially, the company will generate 12 jobs, but Koffarnus said as the business grows, he hopes to add more in the future.
TheEdenfacility will initially occupy 15,000 square feet in the Spray Cotton warehouse, serving retail tire dealers and tire centers inNorth CarolinaandVirginia. The company also operates a distribution center inWendell,NCthat serves the Raleigh/Durham metro area.
“The newEdenfacility gives us the ability to warehouse thousands of popular sizes of new and used tires in a single, conveniently and centrally located distribution center,” Koffarnus said. “That in turn will provide regional tire dealers easy, convenient, and cost effective access to product.”
A1 worked with the Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development, as well as the City ofEdenand Spray Cotton Mills to sign the deal.
“We are happy to announce more new jobs in Rockingham County,” said Graham Pervier, president of the Rockingham County Partnership. “We are especially pleased to see a new company making good use of an existing building and we look forward to A1’s success there.”