Established in 1956, Friend Tire Company provides tire products and sales support to independent tire dealers in 14 states. Based in Memphis, Tenn., it has distribution centers spread over six locations, including Monett, Mo.; St. Charles, Mo.; Belton, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah and Albuquerque, N.M. Owned by Yokohama Rubber Corp., the company has total more than 400,000 square feet of warehouse space filled with inventory to serve dealers. It stocks tires from more than 12 different manufacturers in hundreds of various sizes. Friend Tire Company operates a fleet of over 100 trucks, including 18 tractor trailer units and several leased smaller delivery trucks.