Herrera Beutler Visits Cowlitz County Business After Helping Obtain a Small Business Administration Loan


By Brennen Kauffman / The Daily News

The sounds of repair work being done on a semi truck engine echoed through Shayne’s Diesel and Auto Repair Tuesday morning as the owners met with their congresswoman.

Shayne’s repair shop opened in early 2019. The store is a small family-run business, with four of the six employees belonging to the Duncklee family. Southwest Washington Third Congressional District Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler visited the business as part of a stretch of stops in Cowlitz County to discuss how she helped them land a major loan from the Small Business Administration last year.

“I can’t do all that mechanically, but I have figured out how to get a bureaucrat or a federal agency to respond. That’s my juice,” Herrera Beutler told owner Shayne Duncklee during her visit.

Jeana Duncklee, Shayne’s wife and business partner, applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the SBA in…

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