Governor’s request leads to voluntary closure of dealerships

Some outdoor power equipment dealerships in one state have decided to voluntarily close their doors, per their governor’s request to close non-essential businesses.

M&R Power Equipment Group in Hermitage and Butler, Pennsylvania, notified customers of the closure of both locations until March 30.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf has strongly urged nonessential businesses across the state of Pennsylvania to close for at least 14 days.

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Although we had planned to remain open during this time, as of earlier today by order of Gov. Tom Wolf, all non-essential businesses are ordered to shutdown for at least two weeks, effective midnight tonight. Our leadership team here at M&R is working on a solution so we can still be able to take care of our customers during this time, especially as the Spring season begins this Thursday. Please stay tuned for any updates. We thank you all for your continued trust in us and hope you all stay safe and stay healthy! As always, let us know if you have any questions in the mean time.

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Other dealerships are opting to keep their doors open. AJ’s Outdoor Power Equipment, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, said that the shop, located in Mansfield, is operating under normal hours.

Nolt’s Power Equipment in Shippensburg provided this information on its Facebook:

Fletcher’s OPE in Delmont also is keeping the doors open.

Wertz Farm and Power Equipment in Glen Rock is operating with normal business hours.


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