Until recently, I had no idea that a company like Zores existed. A conversation with Tim Moore, a member of the Zores management team, showed me that there is more than meets the eye. A business started by two people more than 80 years ago has grown into more than a towing company or a group of trucks and drivers picking up illegally parked vehicles. The Zores team headed by Moore, Jimmy Zore, Ed Miller, Kurt Knecht, and Paul Carnes has become a resource and a useful tool in the business of saving lives and ensuring safety.
At this time, they created two divisions of the business, a salvage yard and a used auto parts store, which proved to be successful. Over time, Zores branched off and established two additional locations, one in Avon and another in Lebanon, Indiana. As business grew, they were able to acquire both Bob’s Towing, also in Lebanon, and Kinman Wrecker Service in Greenwood, Indiana.
Zores also works with Hoosier Helper, a program the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) created in 1991 , to assist stranded motorists on Indiana interstates; INDOT has have helped more than 350,000 individuals. Over time Zores took an active role in numerous successful rescue and recovery efforts in Indiana involving police, fire, and emergency crews that needed the additional personnel, techniques, and experience to get the job done effectively and safely.
Crews of men and women from INDOT., Zores, the Indiana State Police, fire departments from Lawrence (IN) Township, Indiana’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, and scores of other agencies and emergency responders worked immediately to identify the safest and most effective route for drivers and investigated road and bridge damage, coordinated communications, and ensured the creation of a safer environment in the midst of tragic circumstances.