Goodyear buys Evansville-based tire and service company

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has purchased an Evansville-based company that’s one of the Midwest’s largest tire and service companies.

Goodyear announced Monday it had bought Raben Tire Company in a stock deal that includes all of Raben Tire’s businesses.

Company spokeswoman Barbara Hatala says Raben will continue to operate with its own name for the immediate future.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Raben was founded in Evansville in 1952 and now includes more than 30 tire and service locations, multiple retread production plants, a specialty tire house and wholesale distribution centers.

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