Luther Hudson Chev is here to stayLuther Hudson Chevrolet received a letter from the reorganized General Motors corporation on Tuesday confirming that the local dealership will continue to sell its vehicles.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
Luther Hudson Chevrolet received a letter from the reorganized General Motors corporation on Tuesday confirming that the local dealership will continue to sell its vehicles.
“We’re in like flint. We’re dealers for sure,” General Manager Tim Jubie said in a call to the Star-Observer.
The letter from GM arrived by Fed Ex a day after the automaker announced that it is reorganizing under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Sales Manager Charlie Ellefson, who joined Jubie in the conference call, said the letter announced that Luther Hudson Chevrolet had been identified as one of GM’s “key dealers for Chevrolet and GMC truck brands.”
“We’d just like to thank the community for their support,” Ellefson said. “Our employees are very grateful.”
Luther Hudson Chevrolet employs 55 full-time workers.
Hudson Chrysler, also owned by the Luther Automotive Group, has a full-time staff of 40 people.
Chrysler Corp. assured the Hudson dealership of its continued operation about a month ago.
“It’s good for the community. It certainly is,” Ellefson said of the news.
Jubie said he was filling out Luther Hudson Chevrolet’s new dealership agreement with GM and would have it in the mail within a day.
“We are excited,” he said.