NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Garrett Tires and Tread opened for business on East 4th street Tuesday. The store took over after Firestone closed tire stores across the country in January 2018.
Mike Garrett owns this new business in North Platte. He says he owns 10 Garrett Tires and Tread stores across the state of Nebraska.
The chamber hosted a ceremony as Garrett cut the ribbon and officially opened business in the city. He is happy to provide jobs in the local community and bring new things to North Platte.
Garret said, " We do mechanical work, front-end alignment, breaks, miscellaneous repair. And tires of all sizes. We actually brought a press here. It'll be the first press in North Platte to press forklift tires, there hasn't been one before. So we'll be introducing lots of things that haven't been here before."
The store has hired 7 people and hope to expand their staff to hire more.