JOHN DAY - Effective Nov. 1, the John Day branch of Western States Cat will close. The building will be offered for sale.
After evaluating the financial viability of the John Day store for several years the decision to close was due to the declining economic conditions within Grant County directly affecting Western State's business.
All Western States' employees in John Day affected by the closure have been offered positions at other branches. Two resident field technicians based out of John Day will support existing and future customers. A parts drop will be established in town for use by the field technicians and local customers. The La Grande branch will assume parts and service responsibility for Grant and adjacent counties.