Founded in 1952, Les Schwab Tire Centers is a leading independent tire dealer based in Bend, Oregon with 400 store locations throughout the Western United States. The company also operates one of the largest tire retreading plants in the country and a 2,000,000 square foot distribution center in Central Oregon. Les Schwab prides itself in its neat clean stores, excellent selection and customer service, convenient credit options and warranties in writing.
In July 2008, Tanner Creek Energy completed the design and installation of a 35.1 kW grid-tie roof-mounted photovoltaic system on the roof of Les Schwab’s brand new headquarters building. This system will produce approximately 37,600 kWh of electricity per year and will reduce the company’s carbon impact by an average of 31.5 tons each year and by 700 tons over the 25 year life of the system.