David Harris, Hendrick Automotive Group
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2014) - Hendrick Automotive Group officially opened Mercedes-Benz of Durham this week, located at 110 Kentington Drive adjacent to The Streets at Southpoint, one of the nation's top super-regional malls and most-visited destinations in North Carolina.
Hendrick Automotive Group now operates three Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the United States with two located in Charlotte: Hendrick Motors of Charlotte and Mercedes-Benz of Northlake. The company has 95 total dealerships nationally, including 10 in the Triangle area that currently employ more than 1,100 people across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary.
"The Fayetteville Road exit (276) off I-40 in Durham is one of the most popular retail, dining and entertainment destinations in the state of North Carolina," said John Desmond, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president. "The dealership is strategically located in an area that offers a lot of upscale options for our customers, and it's conveniently positioned for easy access to the Triangle's main population centers."
Nick Karras, formerly the general manager at Hendrick Lexus Northlake in Charlotte, has been named to the same position at Mercedes-Benz of Durham, reporting to Desmond.
"Our organization's growth has created tremendous employment opportunities in the Triangle area," Karras said. "Hendrick Automotive Group has always been focused on its employees and customers. We're very much looking forward to becoming a big part of the Durham community while providing a terrific line up of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, ranging from the CLA to its flagship S-Class and SLS AMG ST."
Mercedes-Benz of Durham offers more than 180 new and 70 pre-owned vehicles on site with access to more than 7,000 pre-owned vehicles at Hendrickcars.com. The 43,000-square-foot facility sits on 5.77 acres, hosts 16 service bays and numerous customer amenities including Wi-Fi, refreshments, service loaner vehicles and complimentary shuttle service to The Streets at Southpoint along with other area attractions and local businesses.
Employing more than 45 people, Mercedes-Benz of Durham is open six days a week for sales and service. For more information on current employment opportunities, please visit www.hendrickcareers.com. The dealership currently is hiring product specialists, service technicians, service advisors and other positions.
For additional information on Mercedes-Benz of Durham please visit www.mercedesbenzofdurham.com. Customers also can connect through social media: Facebook( www.facebook.com/mercedesbenzofdurham ), Google+ ( plus.google.com/106515806645385590316/about ) and on Twitter at @MBofDurham.
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About Hendrick Automotive Group
Encompassing 94 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company employs more than 10,000 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.