Ken Jones Begins 80th Year in Business

Posted ByBrian Jones

Happy New Year 2018!

As we ring in 2018, it is a great time to reflect back on the previous year before focusing our attention to new events and changes to come.

Ken Jones Tires begins it’s 80th year in business in 2018- quite an accomplishment for any organization and a milestone we do not take lightly. We are a third generation, family owned business operating in a time when “mom and pop shops” face fierce competition from the big giant corporations- both online and offline.

Founded in 1938 by my grandfather, Ken Jones

vintage photo of Ken Jones Tires in Worcester MA

Looking back at the history of Ken Jones Tires, we must start with the principles it was founded on, by my grandfather, Ken Jones. Honesty, hard work and putting our customers first are the pillars this company was founded on and continue to be our mission. He began his business just before World War II, and the fact that his business was able to survive during such trying times, shows the commitment he had for success.

photo of Recapping Tires at Ken Jones Tires during WWII Tire Recapping During WWII

How it All Began- Jerry Jones

Changing with the Times

Today’s business world is very different from 1938, when business was done face-to-face with a handshake. Now, we have customers contacting us via live chat, emails, website forms and through social media- very different from how we started out! But that same commitment to working hard for our customers still stands and will continue to set us apart from our competition. We always want to be that company that will “go the extra mile” to help customers find what they need.

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Whats New for 2018?

New Products

Carlisle Versa Trail UTV/Side-by-Side Tires
Carlisle Black Rock M/S ATV Tires
Mower Deck Tire & Wheel Assemblies available in more new sizes
Flat Free Mower Tire & Wheel Assemblies available in more new sizes for zero turn mowers
Flat Free Walk Behind Mower Tires are available in more sizes
Natural Rubber Tractor Tire Tubes- more sizes available
Trac-Grabbers Emergency Tire Traction Devices
Carlisle CSL 45 Skid Steer Tires
Alliance 550 Multiuse Tractor Tires
Maxam MS801 Forklift Tires
BKT MultiMax MP 522 Compact Loader Tires

News from our Top Manufacturers

Alliance

Alliance 550 Multiuse radial tractor tires in sizes:

The Alliance 550 Multiuse offers a unique tread design and offers great performance on many types of surfaces and conditions for construction, industrial, agricultural, municipality and forestry applications.

Alliance Farm/AG - Alliance tractor and farm tires have been very successful with our customers and we will continue to add products from their line.
The Alliance/Galaxy (ATG) brand is continuously adding products to their portfolio and KJT will to continue to offer their products to our customers.

BKT

BKT has consistently been a great quality import brand and is growing as an OE (original equipment) product on more American manufactured tractors. BKT is continuously adding new products to their line up and Ken Jones Tires will continue to offer their products as a great import choice.

Carlisle

New Carlisle ATV/UTV Tires
Carlisle's new Carlisle Versa Trail and Black Rock M/S are a great addition in the UTV/Side-by-Side Tire Market.
Carlisle CSL 45 Skid Steer Tires – Big News! - This is a brand new tire from Carlisle – Designed for hard surface use and snow traction.
Carlisle is continuously adding new products to their portfolio and Ken Jones Tires will continue to provide their latest offerings to our customers.

Firestone

Firestone Farm/AG – The addition of the Firestone Farm Tire line to our Tractor & Farm selection has been very successful. We will continue to add more Firestone Ag products in this niche.

Galaxy

Galaxy Solid Skid Steer Tires – Beefy Baby SDS, Hulk SDS, Smooth SDS...
Galaxy skid steer tires are always a popular choice with our customers and demand for these products is continually growing.

Maxam Forklift Tires

Maxam MS801 Forklift Tires – Supplements our existing forklift tire lineup.

OTR Wheel Engineering

OTR Wheel Engineering offers excellent products and they have a solid presence in the aerial lift industry and are OE (original equipment) for Kubota products.

Titan/Goodyear

Titan and their Goodyear Brand has been a leader in offering new technology to the specialty tire market. They are continuously offered new products and new LSW technology offerings to help improve efficiency and performance.

What will stay the same in 2018?

Our commitment to customer service and to go the "extra mile" to find what you are looking for. We sell products to customers all over the country and have a vast dealer network as well as partner warehouse shipping points strategically located across the United States. WE are also committed to carrying the best selection of quality brands in many sizes to allow our customers choices when possible.

As always, WE WELCOME YOUR PHONE CALLS! In a world where it can be very difficult to speak with a real person, our phones are answered only by experienced specialty tire, chain and tube experts. But for those who prefer a quick "click," we also offer live chat on our website and product support through email contact.

Specialty Tire Experts at Ken Jones Tires

Posted By: Brian Jones