Project set for completion in March
By Bert Lehman
Pomp’s Tire in Clintonville is expanding, building a new warehouse next to its facility along State Highway 45.
Planning for the expansion started about six months ago. Tim Nulph, general manager of Pomp’s Tire in Clintonville, said the new warehouse will be 70 feet-by-100 feet.
The new warehouse will replace the old building on the property that had previously been used as the warehouse, he said. The new building will be double size of the old warehouse.
“The old building that was here has been here so long that nobody can remember how old it is,” Nulph said.
He added that because of the age of the former warehouse building, it was time to replace it.
“Plus we wanted our corner to look better,” Nulph said. “We want to improve our visibility and be a better neighbor.”
Once the new warehouse is completed, Nulph said more inventory will be stored at the Clintonville location. This means customers won’t have to wait for some items to be special ordered to the Clintonville location.
“We’re going to be able to handle our customers more efficiently,” Nulph said.
The larger warehouse will also be beneficial for the location’s many agricultural customers.
“We’ll be able to get their tractor and agricultural equipment up and running faster with having it (larger inventory) here on hand,” he said.
Some concrete work was completed the first week of November. The concrete slap for the floor of the warehouse was scheduled to be poured the first part of the second week of November. After the concrete cures for two weeks, construction of the building will begin, Nulph said.
“We’re hoping to be moved into it by mid-February, Mid March,” he said.
Nulph said he is ecstatic about the expansion.
“For one, a business is expanding in Clintonville,” Nulph said. “[Two],we do recognize for the future we need to have a better looking facility.”
Once the expansion is completed, Nulph said all that will be seen from the highway is the main building and the new warehouse. The old semi-trailers on the property that are currently used for storage will be removed. Other items on the property will be placed behind the warehouse so it’s not visible from the highway.
“It will look modern, it will look nice,” Nulph said.
Another aspect of the expansion that Nulph is proud of is the fact that local companies are being used as much as possible for the project.