Business & economy

Vale auto parts business opens new, 5,000-square-foot store in Ontario

CAPS of Ontario manager Garrett Chamberlain talks about his store's auto parts selection and its STIHL chainsaw dealership. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – A Vale auto parts business is expanding its footprint in Malheur County with a new store in Ontario.

Derek and Claire Chamberlain, owners of Vale’s CAPS Auto Truck, decided earlier this year there was a need for quality auto parts and recently opened CAPS of Ontario on Second Street.

“Claire and I talked about it and prayed about it and thought it was a good opportunity,” said Derek Chamberlain.

He said now his businesses is more versatile.

“If we didn’t have it in stock (at the Vale store) we had to wait until the next day. So, we were looking at avenues to get more inventory,” said Chamberlain.

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