After 33 years of business, Don Laing Trailers has closed up shop.
The business closing auction was held Monday, May 2 at the Don Laing Trailer shop at the Highway 53 and Highway 2 interchange.
Inger Laing started out with her husband, Don, as a farm equipment company in the area before eventually moving out to the highway in 1995. Since the move, Laing and her husband, who died in 2009, helped develop the area into an industrial/commercial zone that now features several large businesses.
“We pioneered this whole area I guess,” said Laing.
Her focus before and during the auction was to ensure that she crossed all the “T”s and dotted the “I”s. Once the sale was all complete, Laing said she was pleased with the turnout and how the sale went.
Why did she close shop? The timing was right, responded Laing. She was already considering retirement and the downturn in the economy made the decision that much easier.
What she will remember most is the dedication of her customers, of which she is grateful for the many years of support. All that’s left to complete is the sale of the land. “We’ve got some good interest in it,” said Laing.
Once the land is sold, she intends to buy a nice motor coach to travel around and visit the many sites of Canada.