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By David Martin

Les Schwab to buy Plains Tire

Purchase expected to close in August


An 80-year-old Wyoming tire company will be purchased by a newcomer to the state that had opened its first tire center in 2019.

Les Schwab Tire Centers announced Monday its intent to purchase Pains Tire Company for an undisclosed sum. The sale is anticipated to close in August and encompasses the nine stores Plains Tire operates in the state, including two locations in Green River and Rock Springs.

Plains Tire has operated in Wyoming since 1941. The Plains Tire owner Larry Nicholls said the Oregon-based Les Schwab is the right buyer at the time rime.

“Plains Tire is strong because our har...

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