Falmouth, Me (PressExposure) May 30, 2011 -- Earlier this month, Augusta resident Guy Norcross celebrated his 20th anniversary as an employee of Haley's Tire, located at 300 State Street in Augusta. With his anniversary, Norcross, an auto technician, joined an elite club of Haley's Tire employees who have served more than 20 years with the company, which opened its first store in Biddeford, Maine, in 1970.
The other members of this elite group include Auto Technician William Baker and Store Manager Dale Cushman, also of the Augusta Haley's Tire store and service center. In addition to working at the same store and being Augusta residents, Baker and Cushman both started at Haley Tire's on the same day, May 27, 1987. Bangor Store Manager Harry McDonald, a Hermon resident who celebrated his 20th anniversary last year, rounds out this elite group of employees with two decades or more of service.
"When my father and grandfather began the business, they wanted it to be a place where customers and staff would feel like part of our extended family," said Tim Haley, general manager of all four Haley's Tire locations. "That we've had four individuals like Guy, Bill, Dale and Harry stay with us for so long, not to mention another seven of our employees who have been with us 10 years or more, means we've succeeded in that regard."
Frederick Haley, Jr. and Frederick Haley founded Haley's Tire in 1970 with its Biddeford store located at 124 Elm Street. An authorized Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly Tires dealer, Haley Tire's also offers repair services, including oil changes, alignments, brakes service (including free brake inspections), transmission maintenance, computerized engine analysis and much more at all four locations (August, Biddeford, Bangor and Falmouth).
Beyond great products and service at a fair price, Haley's Tire has engendered loyalty from customers and staff, in part, due to the active role store leadership plays in the community. Tim Haley is on the board of directors for the local chapter of The Salvation Army. Haley's Tire is also a regular participant in the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life".
"We sell national tire products like Goodyear, Kelly Tires and others, but when you get right down to it, we're selling our company and what we stand for," said Haley. "Providing a great product and service, being a company people want to work for and stay with and giving back to the community are things we take great pride in. It may seem like we're doing something special here, but it's really just following the vision my dad and grandfather had for the company when we started." For more information about Haley's Tire, including store locations and directions, please visit [http://www.haleystire.com].