A longtime Dubois County automotive institution is closing it’s doors.
Owners of The Hasenour Motor Company in St. Anthony officially announced this morning the decision to close shop for good at the end of business on Saturday September 12th. The dealership has been business since 1922 serving the car and truck Sales and Service needs to a wide area of Southern Indiana and Dubois County.
Back in April of 2009 Hasenour’s was one of 1,100 General Motors dealerships notified by General Motors that its franchise agreement with auto giant would not be renewed in the fall of 2010. Company officials were told at that time that they could continue to sell used cars and trucks and maintain the company’s service business, but it would not be able to sell new vehicles. The dealership was allowed to continue ordering parts from GM and servicing vehicles.
However company president John Welp and co-owner Woody Fischer say that come October, GM will be discontinuing the Medium Duty Parts and Service program nationwide. Welp says without the program the company could no longer meet the needs and expectations of thier customers…..
Both Welp and Fischer have spent an combined 98 years with the Hasenour Motor Company and are thankful to thier employees and customers for the many wonderful years of service. Welp says despite a few bumps along the way its been a fun ride for both he and Fischer……
Once again Hasenour’s final business day will be Saturday September 12th.