Matco Tools has found a winning formula in being the “nice guys” in the automotive aftermarket tools sector. Now, the franchise of nearly 1,500 distributors is looking to rev up franchise growth, announcing today a 2014 strategic growth plan that aims to add 500 distributors who will fully own and operate mobile distribution centers in select markets across the nation.  Growth plans in 2014 call for expansion in target markets including Omaha and Lincoln, NE in addition to other key markets across the nation. This targeted growth strategy comes on the heels of a promising 2013, which found the company adding 200-plus distributors and continuing its 60-plus year tradition of providing auto mechanics and others premium tools for their trade.

Matco has developed a progressive financing model for qualifying new owners to help entrepreneurs who have a desire to become small business owners, but lack the working capital to do so. Distributors can pay back Matco over a period of up to 10 years, allowing them a means to launch a business and earn a profit without some of the massive start-up costs that detract others from taking the entrepreneurial leap.

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