▶️ Les Schwab Tires: An uncertain future, but a history forged by a Prineville icon


On Christmas Eve, Les Schwab Tires announced that it was for sale; a shocking announcement for the Bend-based company that’s been family-owned for more than 70 years.

The news was especially hard for those in Prineville, where the company started.

The future of the tire company is uncertain, but the history is well documented.

Central Oregon Daily Photojournalist Steve Kaufmann has the story of how it all started.



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