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Hendrick buys Wilmington’s Neuwirth Chrysler-Dodge dealership

Hendrick Automotive Group said it acquired Neuwirth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Wilmington from Neuwirth Motors owner John Gillilan. The Charlotte-based group now has nine franchises and five locations in Wilmington that employ more than 600 employees. Terms were not disclosed.

“John and [General Manager] Alan Thomas have built a culture of service and communication throughout their entire team, which is why this is such a perfect fit for our company,” Hendrick CEO Rick Hendrick said in a release.

Hendrick also said it moved its Honda and Mazda dealerships in Wilmington to new facilities on Market Street. The Honda dealership is 65,000 square feet, the company’s largest dealership in the Port City.

Hendrick’s Wilmington operations include Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. In North Carolina, the company has 41 dealerships and 60 franchises. Nationally, the company has 95 dealership locations, 26 collision centers and four accessories distributors in 14 states. It employs more than 10,000 people.

In the last two years, Hendrick announced partnerships with Susan Stevenson to operate Stevenson-Hendrick Honda Wilmington and Stevenson-Hendrick Mazda. Hendrick has operated in Wilmington for more than 20 years.

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