O'Reilly Auto Parts is to open a store in Tiffin in September.
Tim Fenton, district manager, said the store, to be located at 493 W. Market St., is expected to open Sept. 27.
He said O'Reilly Auto Parts has more than 4,000 U.S. locations and chose to come to Tiffin because "it's a tough city that's been through tough times and keeps bouncing back."
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Construction has started on an O'Reilly Auto Parts store on the former site of Mercy Tiffin Hospital on Market Street.
"Tiffin is just a great area," Fenton said.
The company plans to hire three or four full-time employees as well as part-time help, Fenton said. Some positions will be excellent opportunities for college students, he said.
Store hours are expected to be 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, he said. The store will be open Sundays, but those hours have not been finalized.
Fenton said a grand opening celebration is planned for after the store opens and is to include special pricing, gift card give-aways, hot dogs, a radio simulcast and a $500 donation to a local charity.
Like other O'Reilly locations, the Tiffin store is to be "very involved with the community," Fenton said.
He said the store is planning to host car washes and other events that will benefit local organizations, he said.