There was no tornado at the corner of Hwy. 45 and 54 last week, although the Plach dealership is looking like they witnessed one.
The steel shell has been removed as the dealership adheres to a GM Corporate visioning process, and upgrades their building with a new look.
Plach is in phase one of a three-step nationwide dealership change taking place this year.
Sales Manager John Spindt explains that the dealership will follow GM’s instructions when it comes to imaging, and this look will give the dealership a consistent nationwide design, offering motorists the convenience of seeing a “blue portal” and knowing they can pull over there to receive the great service they rely on.
The pronounced blue portal, which resembles their blue GM logo, will be placed on an angle to the corner of Plach’s building, making the shape of the showroom and offices change. There is major construction going on inside the dealership now.
“We’re still here taking care of everyone even though we’re under construction,” says Office Manager Sharon Anderson. The north side of the building will be remodeled before the south side is completed so that the dealership can stay open for business.
The new showroom will be redone from floor to ceiling with new light fixtures, furnishings and windows. The lounge area will include a big screen TV and WiFi. Office areas will be reconfigured too.
Consolidated Construction is the general contractor on the job. Northland Electrical Services and Cochrane Glass are on the job as well as other local contractors that will install flooring and carpet.
Even the service area will receive a new look, including an enclosed customer drive-in service area, says Spindt. “We’re looking to have the project completed by the end of September.”