February 2 will go down as a sad day for the citizens of Montpelier.
On the heels of discovering their branch of the retail chain Shopko would be closing its doors in the coming months, they will have to do without another business that has been a hallmark of their town. Certified Oil has ceased operations in Montpelier, halting all activity at the facility on that fateful Monday afternoon.
A lack of business has been cited as the reason for the closure. All inquiries into this development have been directed toward the Certified corporate office. As of the printing of this article, attempts to reach that office have been fruitless.
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