ALPENA, Mich — With auto plants going back into production following a shut down due to COVID–19, local car dealerships have begun to open back up.
Here in Alpena one local dealer is happy to reopen.
The shutdown of many auto plants affected car sales causing the movement of inventory to be halted.
According to Jamie Anschuetz Gohlke, Sales Manager and Co-Owner of Cliff Anschuetz in Alpena, they went from seeing daily deliveries of cars and
trucks to no incoming inventory at all.
Gohlke said now that the GM auto plant has reopened, they are selling cars the minute they hit the lot.
Opening back up has come with some changes as the dealership has implemented new safety precautions.
In addition to employees wearing masks and the dealership doing daily temperature checks, vehicles are being sanitized before and after servicing.
Gohlke also said they have been fortunate to recover from the shutdown but she expressed the importance of supporting all local businesses during this critical time.