Location: Tremonton, Utah
"It was a gut-sinking feeling, when I got the letter. We work so hard six days a week, just to find out what you're working for isn't worth anything. I have about 20 employees, and while I hope to integrate them into the Ford business, I anticipate there will be cuts.
The minute news hit, we got calls from customers asking questions. We are trying to be proactive, but we're not sure if we should petition and take a stand or just move on.
The dealership has been around since 1989; I took over two years ago. We've got one facility for both our Ford-brand vehicles and our Chrysler-brand vehicles. I'd say 30% of the business comes from the Ford side. We were working hard to make sure the Chrysler side was growing.
Chrysler has been pushing the dealerships to help them by encouraging us to order cars even when we didn't need them. Now we're left holding the bag. I have over a million dollars worth of Chrysler products in my store right now." - as told to Emily Maltby
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