Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ford, Mercedes dealerships coming to Fairfield

Ford, Mercedes dealerships coming to Fairfield


By Ian Thompson and Kathleen L'Ecluse | DAILY REPUBLIC | July 27, 2010 18:28

10/OldFordDealership1%20copy.jpgThe closed Ford dealership at Abernathy Road and Auto Mall Parkway. Photo by Mike Greener

FAIRFIELD - The Fairfield Ford dealership will reopen with new owners Oct. 1 and a new Mercedes dealership will open in June 2011, bringing up to 200 new jobs to Solano County, the co-owner of the new businesses said Tuesday. . .

Price Simms has already filed the paperwork to build a new Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Fairfield Auto Plaza. Work is set to start later this summer, with an opening date scheduled for June 2011. The dealership will initially hire about 50 people, although that's expected to grow to about 100.

The Ford dealership is slated to start hiring new workers Sept. 1 -- 100 in all -- and to open Oct. 1. For more information about jobs, visit

Simms is particularly gratified to be able to fill the service needs of current Ford owners who were 'orphaned' when the Fairfield Ford dealership closed two years ago.

The development is 'a reflection on the first-rate persistent work by city staff,' Fairfield Mayor Harry Price said.

'The Mercedes dealership has been a long time in coming,' he said.

'The immediate benefit is that new jobs will come to Fairfield,' Price said.
'It is a major economic boost that is much appreciated, and reflects the work and planning that the city has done.'

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