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Bauer Built to close its Albert Lea shop location

Bauer Built Tire & Service announced Wednesday it is closing its auto-service shop in Albert Lea after 37 years.

The company has been in the community since 1982 and is slated to close in a week.

“As Bauer Built continues to evolve, our primary area of emphasis has gained increased focus and expertise in the commercial tire, retread and service segment,” a news release stated. “Unfortunately, our facility in Albert Lea did not support those initiatives requiring a change in strategies.”

The release stated though it will no longer operate in Albert Lea, it will continue servicing commercial customers in surrounding locations in Rochester, Blue Earth, Mankato and Mason City.

The release thanked the community for its business and support over the last 37 years.