Vandalia car dealership expands, creating 20 new jobs

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A local car dealership is expanding its facilities in Vandalia, bringing 20 news job to the region.

Beau Townsend Ford Lincoln will opens its first Lincoln showroom in the Dayton area, and will reopen its Ford store on July 21. The facilities, located at 1020 W. National Road, underwent major renovations. In addition to the new 4,000-square-foot Lincoln showroom, the owners also spent more than $3 million in renovations on the Ford facility.

Other updates include a remodeled waiting area, an enlarged customer lounge with high-speed Internet access and a 75-inch television. The dealership currently employs more than 230 people, and the expansion will result in up to more than 20 news job, according to a company statement.

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“With up to 1,000 vehicles in our inventory at any given time, we’ll now have an expanded facility to serve our customers even better,” said owner Beau Townsend. “The fact that new jobs are being created is an added bonus for the community.”

The dealership will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 21 at 2 p.m.

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