From Vernon beginnings, Kal Tire celebrates 60th year

kaltire.jpg
Kal Tire originated in Vernon B.C. 60 years ago (kaltire.com).
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. 

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Previous Post
Next Post

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.

Latest BC News

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.