Marshall County is now home to one of the largest car dealerships in the area thanks to a partnership between Auto Park and the Tim Martin automobile dealerships. The new business venture brings 75 years of combined experience into one cohesive business strategy. Tim Martin Buick-GMC, Tim Martin Bremen Ford and U.S. 31 Auto Sales are joining forces with Auto Park’s five used car lots, two service facilities and Sturgis, Mich.-based Ford dealership. The new dealership boasts an inventory of more than 600 vehicles and five service locations. Owners say this increases the likelihood they will have the vehicle in stock that the customer wants at a price they can afford. Additional expansions of the service department are possible, and more jobs may be added soon.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.