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Shawn Mahowald has seen his welding business ebb and flow in the recession. Many people are repairing rather than buying new, but the decision to repair can be a difficult one, too, due to costs. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Repairs to equipment and household items keeping many above water

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At a time when American consumerism is at an all-time low, one would think repair businesses would be flourishing.

Yes and no.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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