From small cars to the world’s largest earthmovers (and everything in-between), the Purcell family of companies has been America’s trusted authority on quality tires and service since 1936 with 70 locations nationwide. Stocking top brands like Goodyear, Kelly, Dunlop, Michelin, and Hankook. ASE certified mechanics and nationwide service warranties.




Combines two industry leaders with over 120 years of Tire & OTR Retreading Experience
Potosi, MO, June 18, 2018– Purcell Tire & Rubber Company is proud to announce the addition of Northwest Retreaders to their family of businesses.
The acquisition of Northwest Retreaders, a division of NRI, Inc., brings together two family owned companies which are heavily focused on the Off The Road retreading sector and two companies driven by providing retreading solutions that bring value to their respective customers by reducing operating costs through improved casing management. “We are excited about the prospects that this expansion provides and the markets that it opens to our Retreading footprint. This combining of businesses will aid in allowing us to bring innovative and new solutions to our customers and to be the market leader in not only off-the-road retreading, but also in the specialty markets such as the ports and industrial sectors where Northwest has been so strong”, says Bob Purcell, owner of Purcell Tire & Rubber Company.
NRI, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Willis Gill and operated a retread as well as a new tire wholesale division. The latter will remain in operation under NRI, Inc. (
The first Purcell Tire and Service Center location was opened in 1936 by Robert M. Purcell in Washington, Missouri. He established a second location in Granite City, Ill. In 1951. His son, Robert G. Purcell, opened a third location in De Soto, Missouri in 1964. Under the direction of Robert G. Purcell and his wife, Juanita, those three locations expanded to more than 72 service locations in 11 states and 5 countries, 5 retread plants and a fleet of vehicles that provide pick-up and delivery service to 41 states.
Purcell Tire and Service Center is now ranked in the top 5 of independent commercial tire dealership in North America, and will become the nation’s largest retreader for OTR tires by acquiring Northwest, the current #1 OTR retreader.
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If you would like more information about the merger, please contact Arin Stroud at 602.253.6573 or email at