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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 22:39

IN Auto Body Shop Owner Closes to Keep Workers Safe, With Pay

When Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb gave his stay-at-home order, he deemed several businesses as essential.

That included auto body shops. But one Terre Haute facility says it is closing.


We stopped by Scott's Custom Colors and Autobody on Terre Haute's north side.


Owner Scott McDaniel told us he took it upon himself to shut down for the next two weeks. He has 16 employees and says he wants them all to be safe.


The business is temporarily shutting down to protect workers and their families.


McDaniel says he is still paying his workers during this tough time---money that is coming out of his pocket, but he says he is glad to do it.


"The financial part versus the health and overweighs it. Family is first absolutely," McDaniel said.


It will be closed until April 8.


We thank WTHI News for reprint permission.

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