Co-op’s Auto Service Center Expanding to Norwich
Growth of business to bring doubling of capacity
November 7, 2018
Responding to customer demand and a turn-key opportunity, the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society’s management and board of directors will soon open a second auto repair facility at the site of Prime Subaru (former location of The Car Store) on Route 5 in Norwich.
Following more than 30 years servicing automobiles at its South Park Street, Hanover location, the Co-op’s Norwich repair facility will result in a doubling of capacity to serve Co-op members and customers. The large bays and equipment currently at the site will allow for new services, such as servicing of trucks, fleets, a weather-protected lane so customers can pull inside when dropping off their vehicle, and shorter wait times for appointments.
Hanover Co-op General Manager Ed Fox said, “Our auto repair business has been growing rapidly at our Hanover location. This Route 5 location is an ideal opportunity for our member-owners to find service at their business. Expanded capacity and services such as Vermont inspections have been a long-time coming.”
The Co-op’s Auto Service Center in Norwich will have five times the lot space as its Hanover location. The expansion may mean as many as seven new employees. The first service appointments are expected for early December, with full staffing and operations anticipated by next spring.