Father sells Koronis Tire to son

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 1/14/97.

Dan Binsfeld, rural Hawick, has worked with his father, Jack Binsfeld, since high school graduation and on Jan. 1, he purchased Koronis Tire from his dad.

Jack started Koronis Tire in September 1974 in downtown Paynesville with two employees. In January 1980, the business moved to its present location on Highway 55 on the east edge of Paynesville. Today the number of employees has grown to six to keep up with the changing demand. Dan purchased 40 percent of the business 10 years ago. ďWhen dad started, the work was strictly tire repair,Ē Dan said. ďToday we are doing more automotive service work, oil changes, brake repair, suspension work, to name a few.Ē

Dan said their service area has grown from a five-mile radius to more than 25 square miles. ďIt is a tough business and very few places still specialize in farm tire service. They do strictly in house tire repair,Ē he added. Binsfeld said they handle more than 1,000 tires a year (car, truck, tractor, combine and more). They have two fully equipped farm service trucks.

Dan said his future plans include an addition with more warehouse space to continue servicing his customers. Ken Reiman will assume the duties of shop manager while Dan handles the sales and bookwork.

Jack will work part-time, two or three days a week at the shop and more during the summer months helping cover while others are on vacation.

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