Family's 5 Butler County auto service locations to change names after being bought

Monro Inc. recently acquired Jeff Pohlman Tire & Auto Service Inc., a five-store chain that has been serving the Butler County area since 1990.

Locations includes Fairfield, Middletown and Oxford and two in Hamilton. Rochester, NY-based Monro is converting the Jeff Pohlman stores to different names, with the Fairfield one becoming a Mr. Tire and the remaining four becoming a Car-X Tire & Auto.

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Monro operates more than 1,150 stores and has 98 franchised locations, 9 wholesale locations and 3 retread facilities in 28 states, serving the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and portions of the Great Lakes, Midwest and Southeast, according to the company’s website.

It has locations in Fairfield, West Chester Twp., Oxford and Deerfield Twp

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Car-X, which has been serving auto repair customers for more than 40 years, has more than 160 locations throughout the U.S. including 18 others in the Greater Cincinnati area.

It has locations in Fairfield, West Chester Twp. and Mason.

The changes will occur throughout the next several months, but each location will include the same employees, according to the business.

"Over the next several months you'll see changes to our locations, but the same great team you've come to depend on is still in place," the company wrote on its website.

The transaction took place Nov. 4.

"These locations are expected to add approximately $5 million in annualized sales, representing a sales mix of 70 percent service and 30 percent tires," Monro said in a second quarter earnings report.

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