Deal­er­ship changes hands in 2018, be­comes Peach State Ford

The Standard Journal - - REVIEW AND FORECAST - Staff re­ports

A ban­ner year marked the be­gin­ning of new own­er­ship of the Ford deal­er­ship on High­way 278 just out­side of Cedar­town proper.

New own­ers took over in 2018 out at Peach State Ford, where Gen­eral Man­ager Arthur Banks has been over­see­ing op­er­a­tions since new own­er­ship took over.

The deal­er­ship is an af­fil­i­ate of Peach State Truck Cen­ters, a fam­ily-owned medium and heavy duty truck deal­er­ship group that has served Ge­or­gia and the South­east for over 40 years with ex­cel­lent prod­ucts and ser­vice.

Banks has over 40 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the car deal­er­ship in­dus­try. Banks joined Peach State Ford af­ter serv­ing as Di­rec­tor of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment at Parks Ford Lin­coln in Tampa, Fla., for the past two years.

Pre­vi­ously he served as the Gen­eral Man­ager of Du­val Ford in Jack­sonville, Fla. Banks and his wife Mar­i­lyn have re­lo­cated to Cedar­town in 2018.

Peach State Truck Cen­ters has grown into a fam­ily of 11 full-ser­vice heavy and medium-duty truck deal­er­ships through­out Ge­or­gia and Alabama af­ter start­ing as a sin­gle-lo­ca­tion Ford Truck seller in Nor­cross in 1974.

Rick Reynolds, whose fa­ther Tom Reynolds founded Peach State Truck Cen­ters, is Pres­i­dent and Dealer Prin­ci­pal of the dealer group and was re­cently awarded Amer­i­can Truck Dealer’s Dealer of the Year award.

The deal­er­ship is plan­ning a mid-March Grand Open­ing party, with ad­di­tional de­tails to come in forth­com­ing edi­tions of the Stan­dard Jour­nal.

/ Kevin Myrick

New own­ers took over at the car lot on High­way 278, now known as Peach State Ford of Cedar­town.

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