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Pontiac Tire celebrates 50 years in business

Ronald L. Soucie and his wife Carol own Pontiac Tire in Mansfield and on Saturday, they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their business. Friends, customers and neighbours stopped by to congratulate the pair, enjoying a complementary car wash.

CALEB NICKERSON
MANSFIELD-ET-PONTEFRACT
May 5, 2018
On May 5, a couple in Mansfield celebrated the 50th anniversary of their business with employees, customers and neighbours.
Pontiac Tire was started by Ronald L. Soucie, his wife Carol and his brother Réjean, back in 1968, right in the heart of Mansfield. Neither Ronald nor Carol had experience in the tire industry, as both were working in banks at the time.
“He's from here, I'm from down east. We met when he was working in one branch of the bank, and I was working in a different branch,” said Carol. “His brother knew tires, and he knew finances.”
“[Réjean]'s actually the one that talked me into it,” Ronald said. “He called me at the bank and said, 'There's money in tires.' I was the bank inspector, [at the] main branch in Montreal. I gave them a months notice, and started with him.”

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