ALBANY, GA (WALB) –One of South Georgia's largest car dealership owners says he sees good economic news for both the auto industry and the region as a whole, and his business is expanding with it.
The Prince Automotive Group cut the ribbon for the grand opening of their newest dealership in Albany, Prince Chevrolet.
John Prince and his family own and run auto and truck dealerships in Tifton, Valdosta, Douglas, and now Albany.
Prince says there has been a 44 percent increase in heavy truck sales at his dealerships this year, which is good economic news. "When heavy trucks start moving, we know freight is moving. We know that manufacturing is moving. Some if can be the Christmas time and the Christmas market, that's doing that. But it's always good to see freight starting moving again," said Prince.
Prince Automotive employs more than 200 people, with an annual payroll of more than 7 million dollars. He says he plans to hire seven more employees at Prince Chevrolet in Albany over the next year, as that dealership expands.