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Repairing their way to success
Shops see increase as more people doing own yardwork
Service manager Winson Thompson, left, checks the operating condition of one commercial lawn mower while shop manager Jeremy Calhoun, background, pulls another into the service bay at Durden Rental & Service Monday.
With annual sales of power lawn and garden equipment expected to eclipse $10 billion in the United States this year, the beleaguered industry is beginning to rebound from the recent recession. Local dealers who sell and repair this equipment are seeing an uptick in their repair business, and are hopeful that it will continue. The mechanics at Durden's Rental Service Center on Northside Drive are working until 11 p.m. on many evenings to meet the demand for equipment repair.
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