The Banks NAPA will probably be moving and closing their employees and stock to the Forest Grove NAPA.
The Banks NAPA auto parts store on Wednesday, August 5. Photo: Chas HundleyBANKS – The Banks NAPA will probably be moving and closing their employees and stock to the Forest Grove NAPA, based on Jason Hennig, a director at Sunset Auto Parts, their parent firm. The Forest Grove NAPA auto parts shop is situated in 2109 Yew Street in Forest Grove. At a letter from Hennig published by Banks division manager Mike Thurston, who included his own ideas, it had been noted that their final day in Banks are going to be on August 31. Based on Hennig, the construction in Banks — situated on Main Street across from Marketplace Street — is in bad state and developing a dangerous working environment. [We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on at the Banks Post. Support us with a digital subscription: Click here to start]“In the just less than 2 years that I have been out here in Banks I have grown to love this community and its residents,” said Thurston, who is handling the Forest Grove place after the transfer. “When we first started discussing repairing this location or closing it I was adamant that I would not abandon this community or my customers that I had spent time building relationships with,” Thurston included, noting that the shop would continue to encourage Banks public events. “Why are we doing this? The building is failing. This stick frame building was never designed to hold the weight of an auto parts store. The roof is breaking down and the sub floor is sagging. It has become un-safe,” stated Hennig. Hennig explained that the Forest Grove place is going to be better for a growing need for shipping, which the organization intends to continue to spend funds in, and to get greater variety in their goods. “The Forest Grove store is a much better facility and we believe our employees will be happier, healthier and safer working there,” stated Hennig. Hennig reported that the corporation would operate “hot shot” deliveries to industrial clients like farmers, repair shops, and logging operations from the Banks area. “We hope that all our great customers will drive just a little farther (8 miles) to come see our team at the new location. Some might find it easier to take HWY 26 out to the Hillsboro NAPA, that is another option,” stated Hennig. “We make this choice with a heavy heart. We understand the Banks community has affirmed our small shop for several decades. We all know you have a lot of methods to purchase auto parts nowadays. You’ve made the choice to shop with us. We surely appreciate that. We expect to only enhance that experience for you once we unite forces in our new site. Thank you, Banks, for decades along with the friendships.