Don Ledford retaining GM franchises

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Don Ledford Automotive Center employees cheered and applauded at the news the dealership would retain its Buick, GMC and Cadillac franchises.

The Tuesday afternoon announcement was made by Debbie Ledford Melton, general manager and partner; Don Ledford Sr., founder and partner, and GM.

"Customer support was a big part of our success, and we will not forget that as we move forward and give our customers the very best in product and customer service," Ms. Melton said.

A banner announcing "A New Beginning" was unfurled across the front of the showroom building.

"It has been a very hectic few months, but the support has been overwhelming and it has kept me focused and ready to move forward," Ms. Melton said. "It has also given me time to develop a business plan that will give Don Ledford Automotive Center a new dimension when it comes to vehicle selection and service."