From Vernon beginnings, Kal Tire celebrates 60th year

Kal Tire originated in Vernon B.C. 60 years ago (
This is the story of a small town prairie boy named Tom Foord.

He moved to Vernon from Saskatchewan, started a tire business and never left.

Well, the story is far from over.  

That business --Kal Tire -- turns 60 years old today.

Before Tom Foord (ford) died last year, the business was one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

His son and son-in-law continue to operate Kal Tire in over 19 countries with 5,000 employees and 1.3 billion dollars in sales a year.

Ken Chaun is the CFO of Kal Tire and he joins us on the line. 

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