Industrial Tire was established in Buffalo, New York in 1972 by Bob Burke. Bob saw the growing need and demand for an industrial tire wholesaler in the WNY area and he began his business in a warehouse in Elma, NY. As business was growing, he expanded to a larger facility on Sonwil Road in Cheektowaga, and eventually purchased and moved into the current location in Buffalo.
Industrial Tire began as a wholesale business, mainly focusing on in-shop pressing and polyfilling tires. Because of the high demand, Bob invested in re-treading equipment for industrial tires, which quickly became a large part of the business. Industrial Tire is one of the few remaining companies in the country that specializes in industrial re-treading. More recently, Bob further expanded the business to include the ever-growing rubber tracks industry.