By RV News Staff
A picture of General RV Center President Loren Baidas addressing a crowd gathered for the groundbreaking of a new dealership store in Salisbury, North Carolina.
General RV Center President Loren Baidas speaks at the Salisbury, North Carolina groundbreaking.
More than three dozen Rowan County community representatives and General RV Center leaders broke ground recently on the company’s first North Carolina store.
The new dealership will be in Salisbury. The 71,000-square-foot facility will be General RV’s 16th Supercenter nationwide.
The dealership will have over 30 service bays, including a six-bay body shop, with enough space to store 700 RVs on the lot.
While the new dealership will help strengthen the local economy, it also mirrors consumers’ imsatiable appetite for enjoying the great outdoors via RVs of all sizes. It also sends a strong message to developers near and far that the demand for erecting RV storage facilities show no signs of slowing down. Quite the opposite is true as many toy owners are scrambling to find suitable storage options to protect their prized possessions.
In addition, General RV’s store will be the largest North Carolina RV dealership within 400-500 miles.
General RV President Loren Baidas said: “This has been about a five-year project for us to try to find the right location, the right community that would serve as our home base in North Carolina. We could not have asked for a better county or better town to support us. I really want to thank everyone here in the community. I promise, we will not let you down.”
The company said the store opening investment would be about $25 million. The project creates nearly 70 jobs immediately and more than 150 full-time jobs when the store opens in the fall of 2024.
A picture of a sign at the groundbreaking of a new General RV dealership store in Salisbury, North Carolina saying “Coming Soon.”
Greg Edds, chairman of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, said the jobs and investment are exciting for the community.
“When I think of campers and RVs, I just honestly think about memories that are made with families,” Edds said. “General RV is such a big part of that. As good as you are going to be for us, we are going to be great for you.”