Trinity will keep its restoration shop open but close its collision and mechanical operations along with an Orange County Choppers dealership.
The $4 million, 25,000-square-foot south Tulsa shop, which opened in 2007, employed 39 people.
The recession has brought a slowdown in business, Miller said.
“While it’s always a risk opening a new business, we did not
anticipate that our country would enter into an economic crisis,”
Still, Miller wasn’t sure that the shop would have survived even if a recession had not hit the country. He believes Trinity simply expanded too fast.
“This has been going on for months,” he said. “The numbers just weren’t clicking.”