Local business benefits from Southwest Initiative Foundation microloan

Brake Away Trailers & Auto Care opens at Sanborn Corners


Jesse Reese and Theresa Kent recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program to expand their current vehicle repair business — Jesse’s Repair — to become a new company, Brake Away Trailers & Auto Care. With the expansion, the business has moved to a new location at 32587 U.S. Hwy. 14, just west of Sanborn Corners.

Reese started a small engine repair business in 1991. In 1996 when the business grew to include auto, truck repairs and diesel specialty work, he moved to a shop on U.S. Hwy. 14. Reese is known for his work with Chevy Duramax heavyduty diesel engines and Allison transmissions. Kent has been assisting in the business since 2009.

The new location includes a recently constructed building; more than doubling the repair capacity. Break Away Trailers & Auto Care is now an area distributor for Schaeffer Oil products as well as Big Tex Trailers, a popular, high-quality trailer line. Reese and Kent are also working to introduce the Quality Built enclosed trailer line to complete the trailer inventory.

Brake Away Trailers & Auto Care is open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays. Check out the website at www.brakeawaytrailers.com or call Reese or Kent at (507) 648-3404 for information on a new trailer or to schedule vehicle repair or tires.  Check this week's Advance-Press for more on this story.

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