Eisenhour Motor Sales among GM dealers to close

By Colleen Wells - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

(WTOL) - "It's sorta a kick in the pants to find out the people who you've worked for all these years don't want you anymore. It's not been a good day," said Jack Eisenhour with Eisenhour Motor Sales, Inc.

Eisenhour Motor Sales is just one of more than 1,000 dealers across the country who learned GM was ending their franchise agreement. 

In a phone press conference, GM leader Mark Laneve says most of the dealerships who received the letter were already struggling, losing too much money. He says although dealers are an asset to the company, too many can hurt it. "We got too little industry right now, and too little sales that we have to contend with. What is critical is we have a healthy, viable, dealer network."

At Eisenhour, Jack admits times have been tough, but he says no more than other places. There are eight employees, and Jack says they will continue to stay open selling used cars, and servicing others. "We've enjoyed it. It's been good. People have been good to us. Hopefully, we can continue serving."

Jack knows a company that's been open for 80 years knows how to survive, and that's exactly what Eisenhour Motor Sales plans to do.