Stock Tire keeps rolling with new owner


October 13, 2023

Jana Peterson

New Stock Tire & Repair owner Scott Nelson takes a customer call Friday afternoon. A mechanic there for the past four years, Nelson bought the business from his boss Steve Stavang in August.

A longtime Cloquet business has a new owner with a familiar face.

Scott Nelson purchased Stock Tire from his boss, Steve Stavang, in August. Nelson had worked as a mechanic there for four years and is still doing plenty of hands-on work - he just added lots of other tasks to his list of duties.

Nelson hadn't planned to buy the business. He actually gave two weeks' notice thinking he should do more paint and body work - his side gig in Carlton - when Stavang asked him if he'd thought about buying Stock Tire.

"He made me an offer I couldn't refuse," Nelson said.

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