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By Matthew O. Stephens

Veteran opens engine shop near Medical Lake


Last updated 12/9/2021 at 4:06pm

Matthew O. Stephens

11 month old Duke tries to take a closer look at a snowblower engine while Matt Ruch prepares to work on a new project.

MEDICAL LAKE – Being mechanically inclined is something Matt Ruch has been working on for years, and the U.S. Air Force retiree has recently opened his own business here.

Ruch runs Fairtoft Small Engine Repair and Service LLC out of his shop, and he said he can only take appointments through his business page of the same name on social media.

He said he has always put a lot of pride in his craftsmanship and is specializing in 4-stroke engines on equipment such as snowblowers and generators.

Ruch said he started out working on cars as a young man, and one of his favorite projects was h...

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