Malheur County towing firm stands ready around the clock

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – Bixby & Sons Towing in Vale is a business not keeping with the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours. Receiving calls in the middle of the night and frequently on weekends, the small Vale business was recently honored as the Vale Business of the Year by the Vale Chamber of Commerce.

The family business started in July 2010 with the current facility acquired in October 2010. While the father, Al, has taken a back seat lately, his two sons, Monty and Paul, continue to attend to stranded motorists.

“Towing wise, we started with two trucks,” said co-owner Monty Bixby. “We now have four trucks working around the clock.”

Prior to starting the business, Al Bixby worked at Les Schwab Tires for 13 years and owned B and R Electric. The Bixby family moved to Vale in . . .