STOW — Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels celebrated its new home at 4651 Prosper Drive with an open house and ribbon cutting on Friday morning.
M/T President Dominick Wycoff welcomed visitors to the new headquarters, which are across the street from the former location, M/T’s home for 12 years. Mayor Sara Kline and representatives of her administration, City Council and the Chamber of Commerce were on hand, as well as Mickey Thompson officers, managers and employees.
Doris Stewart, executive director of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, oversaw the ribbon cutting ceremony. Following the ribbon cutting, everyone was invited inside to look around.
Tours of the offices and warehouse were led by Tom Gerity, customer operations director, and Jason Moulton, product development manager. M/T Vice President Ken Warner whose office is in Lake Elsinore, Calif., was present, as well as Phil Kortokras, chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Interior designs, wall art and memorabilia pay tribute to racing and the company’s founder. The late Mickey Thompson was the first American to break 400 miles per hour in 1960. Colors are vibrant with a lot of reds and checkered flag designs. Watercolors of race cars and photos of father-and-son racers Mickey and Danny Thompson adorn the walls.
"It’s an amazing facility," said Kline. "We are so happy and grateful that Mickey Thompson stayed and expanded here in Stow. It’s really an impressive facility and operation here."