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Small engine tech shutting down

Business closure due to coronavirus mandates, owner says


Last updated 5/27/2021 at 10:20am

Roger Harnack

Small engine repair technician Scott Rautio works on a carburetor in his 16 W. First St. shop, which he is in the process of closing.

CHENEY – The owner of a small engine repair shop is calling it quits, thanks to coronavirus mandates and shutdowns.

Scott Rautio is in the process of closing his business, Cheney Small Engine, after two years at 16 W. First St.

Rautio said he has no choice but to shutdown "due to COVID and not enough people wanting to work."

The businessman and repair technician has a backload of small engine repair jobs for lawn mowers, riding tractors, weed eaters, chain saws, rototillers, snow blowers and more.

Demand is high, but parts are harder to obtain because of coronavirus-related shutdowns he...

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