Western Mass. dealerships try to keep positive attitude in wake of General Motors' reorganization filing

June 1, 2009

Justin H. Dion, Esq.

Local dealers are saying it's business as usual even as General Motors filed the fourth largest bankruptcy in U.S. history Monday.

"I hate to say it's a sign of the times," said Dana S. Goodfield, owner of Dana Chevrolet in Northampton. "But we've been through these things with a lot of companies."

General Motors filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The company plans to close nine plants and temporarily shut down three others. It plans to cut 21,000 employees, about a third of its work force and close 2,600 of its 4,000 dealers.

A list of dealerships that will be shuttered has not been made public....

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by: Jim Kinney

June 1, 2009

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