One of Manitoba’s biggest and most successful auto dealers is expanding his enterprise into neighbouring Ontario and plans to hire there.
Walt Morris, Manitoba’s top-selling Chrysler dealer for 10 consecutive years, recently bought Kantola GM from the Kantola family in Kenora, Ontario, and has rebranded it Kenora GM.
“Knowing the Kantola family throughout the years, the upside was terrific. They ran a very good and profitable operation,” Morris told Automotive News Canada.
Kantola Chevrolet Buick GMC had been in the Kantola family for about 40 years.
“It was good timing for us and we’re appreciative of the Kantola family for giving us the opportunity to expand our operations,” Morris said.
Morris didn’t say how much he paid for the dealership. He said buying a dealership in a neighbouring province didn’t present any hurdles.