TR Wheel Engineering was founded in 1987 by Fred Taylor as a small wheel shop in Rome, Georgia. There he began to manufacture and distribute wheels and wheel components to customers in the Southeast. Mr. Taylor found that customers wanted a “service and product integrator”. After landing it’s first major customer in Chambersburg Pennsylvania in 1995, OTR began soliciting major “original equipment manufacturers” with the concept of providing the procurement of their tires and wheels, assembling, and delivering to them “Just-In-Time (JIT)” to reduce their material carrying costs. As the company grew it required significant resources.
ith this philosophy of providing tires and wheels, assembling, and delivering them “Just-In-Time (JIT)” OTR went on a major expansion by opening up 7 mounting facilities over the next eight years and two new wheel facilities. OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. continues today with this operating philosophy. OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. continues to work with their customer base to innovate new product enhancements, provide cost reduction programs, and finding ways for innovation within the customer’s industry. OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. is expanding to become fully integrated world-wide. Wheel manufacturing facilities are located in different countries along with mounting and integration facilities.