Local Dealerships Off the Chopping Block as GM Announces Major Cutbacks

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

On Friday, General Motors announced it would be cutting ties with 1,100 dealerships across the country as it fights to reorganize and get out of financial turmoil. But several local dealerships say, fortunately, it looks like they'll get to continue business as usual.

GM officials said dealers being cut received letters Friday informing them that their contracts would not be renewed in October 2010.

Grand Junction dealerships Ed Bozarth and Fuoco Motor Company, and Montrose dealerships Turner Automotive and Wollert GMC all tell 11 News they did not receive one of those letters, and for now, plan to continue selling GM vehicles well into the future.

A call to the management of Hellman Chevrolet in Delta was not returned Friday, but an employee at the dealership tells 11 News she has not heard of any cuts to their GM supply. Thursday, the Delta dealership received news that it would be dropped by Chrysler as part of its restructuring efforts.

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