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Thielen Motors met the necessary objectives to remain operational. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Thielen Motors escapes GM's nationwide downsizing

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Thielen Motors of Park Rapids will remain a GM dealer, the company notified its General Motors franchise has been renewed through 2010.


Ted Thielen, a Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and Pontiac dealer, said he was fairly confident his dealership would not be chosen for the cuts.

The dealerships were required, he said, to meet key objectives to retain the franchise: working capital, sales effectiveness, service satisfaction, location and building among them.

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