Two north-end businesses are making the move to the south side in Grand Forks.
Exhaust Pros and Crown Motor Company, both located at 1913 Gateway Drive, are in the process of moving to South 42nd Street. The move is expected to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 10, according to owner Jim Johnson.
“My younger brother and I … wanted to get all of our things under one roof,” Johnson said about the move. “Both to simplify things and provide better service.”
Exhaust Pros will join with National Muffler and Auto Service, owned by Johnson’s brother. The name of the business will change slightly to National Automotive Services at 3130 South 42nd St., with Exhaust Pros making up the exhaust section of the company. Crown Motor Services will be at 3110 South 42nd St., in a newly constructed building.
“The easiest way to say it is one block west of Menards,” Johnson said. “That’s what I’ve been using as my landmark, when I’m telling people where we are moving.”
The companies are open for business, according to Johnson, though he is expecting the signage for Crown Motor Services to be up in about two weeks.
Johnson said the move will be good for business.
“Exhaust Pros is teaming up with National Automotive Services to have a larger facility and staff to better serve our customers,” he said.