Bauer Built Inc. has acquired a commercial tire center in Mankato, Minn., from Mankato Oil Co. Inc.

The outlet at 55181 210th Lane builds out the company's service network in the southern Minnesota market, according to Bauer Built President Tad Bauer.

“This commercial location will offer similar services as our current locations including in-store and on-site services, certified Hunter alignments, fleet maintenance, wheel refinishing, mounted wheel programs and other value-added services,” Bauer says.

“We will also provide all leading tire brands including Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Continental, General Tires, Hercules Tire, and Michelin Retread tires to our customers in southern Minnesota.”

Mankato Oil Co., which does business as Mankato Oil and Tire, will continue to offer retail tire sales and service and automotive repair services from its store at 1771 Bassett Drive in Mankato. The company was established in 1919.

Bauer Built has been in business 73 years servicing the Midwest with tires and expanded light mechanical services. With the addition of this location, Bauer Built now has 33 tire centers, seven Michelin Retread Technology retread plants and four wheel-refinishing operations. The company also operates a bulk petroleum business out of its headquarters in Durand, Wis.

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Bauer Built ranks No. 9 on MTD’s 2016 ranking of the Top 25 U.S. Commercial Tire Dealers in the U.S. For more information on Bauer Built, visit