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Malheur County business finds success

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE – Derek Chamberlain’s decision to start his own business was a leap of faith.

But he hoped that his idea to bring quality service to his hometown was feasible. So he put trust in the notion that he and his wife Claire were making the right decision to deliver their expertise to Vale residents.

A year ago, they opened CAPS on 10th Avenue East, offering auto, truck and agriculture parts.

Now, they are expanding, offering a new Husqvarna line of products.

“What is neat is we saw a need for it – people were coming in to get lawnmowers fixed,” he said.

Chamberlain is not a stranger to the parts business.

For nearly a decade he worked for MHC Kenworth in Dallas, Texas., where he started behind the parts counter and worked his way to district manager.

Chamberlain said his new . . .