MISSOULA — Missoula's K&N Motors is closing its doors at the end of the month after over 50 years of servicing electric motors across western Montana.
The company has serviced equipment for sawmills, mines, farmers, and the City of Missoula.
Branch Manager Dwayne Smith says that the closure of K&N serviced Smurfit Stone, was a hard hit for the business, and they have never been able to offset that loss. K&N’s Spokane location will absorb most of the work that has been done in Missoula.
Smith says farmers will be most impacted by the Missoula closure.
“The local farmers, every spring they’ll come in and might have a breakdown. There pump needs to be rebuilt or they’ve blown the linings in the motor so we always went through great strides get a quick return.”
The K&N Spokane location will be able to service the needs of the community, but it will be a longer turnaround for their customers.