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Hill Top Tire named Montgomery County Small Business of the Month

Hill Top Tire in Fort Plain was named the Montgomery County Small Business of the Month for the month of July. (Photo submitted)

FORT PLAIN — Local small businesses throughout Montgomery County are continuing to get recognition each month for stepping up to meet the needs of the community especially during the pandemic in which July’s Small Business of the Month is Hill Top Tire.

The county’s oldest and largest tire company whose motto has remained “we service everything from wheelbarrows to earthmovers,” was chosen for the July Small Business of the Month their continued service to the community throughout the pandemic.

“Hill Top Tire has deep roots in this community and it’s place where customers know they’re getting personal service from someone who cares about their safety. That commitment is especially true when it comes to their work alongside local farmers and the over-the-road truck drivers who ensure essential products are making it to store shelves,” said Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort. “People know Hill Top Tire because they provide exceptional customer service, and personalized experience. That willingness to go the extra mile for a neighbor in need is why I am proud to honor them as our July Small Business of the Month.”

According to a press release, Hill Top Tire was founded in 1990 by Dave Webb. It is now operated by Webb and his son, Elwyn Webb. They provide tire services for customers from the everyday car and SUV, to commercial trucks, farming equipment and heavy-duty equipment.

The company, which employs five people full time, recently expanded its operation to continue to meet customer demands.

Besides traditional tire repairs and servicing, Hill Top Tire also operates three service trucks that provide 24/7 support in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas.

“Montgomery County is a great place to live and raise a family. It’s a beautiful area with wonderful people. We’ve made a living here for 30 years and we’re honored to be the small business of the month,” said Dave Webb of Hill Top Tire.

Montgomery County’s oldest and largest full-service tire company, Hill Top Tire has also developed two trademarked tire designs, the Radial 240 R4 and the Radial 275 R4, which are specifically designed for farmers to be used on Silage and Manure Trucks — a common request for many customers in the agricultural industry. The tires are distributed as far north as Maine, as far south as South Carolina and as far west as Ohio.

“Hill Top Tire represents the best of our ‘Stronger Together’ attitude. They care about their employees and their customers, and it shows in the work they do to keep people safe, whether it’s through their service trucks, regular tire maintenance or specialty services. Our congratulations go out to Dave, Elwyn and the whole team,” said Montgomery County Business Development Center CEO Ken Rose.

Those wishing to nominate a small business for recognition next month should contact the Montgomery County Business Development Center at (518) 853-8334 or email vnicosia2@co.montgomery.ny.us with two to three paragraphs about the business and how it’s making an impact on the county’s communities.

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