Cleveland auto dealer unveils construction project, Chevrolet's return to market

Cleveland auto dealer unveils construction project, Chevrolet's return to market

January 4th, 2012 by Randall Higgins in Local - Breaking News

Debbie Melton introduces GM and Bradley County officials Wednesday to start the announcements that Don Ledford Automotive Center is launching a $1.7 million construction project and General Motors is bringing Chevrolet back to Cleveland.

Photo by Randall Higgins/Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - General Motors officials joined Don Ledford Automotive Center general manager and partner Debbie Melton this afternoon to unveil a $1.7 million construction project and announce the return of Chevrolet to the Cleveland market.

Two years ago the community rallied around the local dealership when GM was cutting franchises across the country. Hall Chevrolet, the local franchisee then, went out of business.

The new building will feature services customers said they wanted, Melton said.

Ken Borough, Tennessee and Alabama zone manager for Chevrolet, said, "Debbie's done a heck of a job" when asked what saved the GM franchise here and brought back Chevrolet.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.