Hurd Auto Mall Ground Breaking Ceremony

Johnston, RI – June 20, 2012 – Christopher Hurd, President announces a ground-breaking ceremony for the future homes of the new “Hurd Auto Mall” in Johnston; the ceremony will take place Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10 a.m.  Distinguished guests expected at this event include Governor Lincoln Chafee, Mayor Joseph Polisena of Johnston, and Department of Labor and Training for Rhode Island, former Lt. Governor, Charles Fogarty as well as General Motors New England Zone Manager, Don Crowder and the entire Hurd Auto Mall family.

Considered the largest General Motors dealership in New England, featuring General Motors; Chevrolet, Buick and GMC Truck, these new buildings will house Hurd Chevrolet and Hurd Buick GMC. The project will run in excess of $4 million dollars.  It will be a job generating expansion that will add 15 permanent jobs to Hurd Auto Mall, and during the construction process will employ over 100 construction tradesmen; construction is expected to begin over the summer immediately following the ground breaking.

“Our entire team of employees are extremely excited about the new renovations to both buildings!  These will be world class facilities that our associates and customers deserve.  We have intentionally hired only Rhode Island companies, workers and tradesmen to be working on these 2 projects as we strongly believe in supporting our local economy.  This expansion wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support from the Town of Johnston and our incredible Mayor, Joe Polisena.  We are very proud to have been doing business in Rhode Island since 1935 and wouldn’t want to run our business anywhere else.  Rhode Island is our home.  It is not only our past, but it is our future!”, said Hurd.

History: In 1935 a long-time dream came true for Frank Hurd, he founded an automobile dealership that has successfully prospered through the years and is three generations strong. Throughout the years, Hurd has been given many honors including the “Buick Best in Class” award and General Motors has named Hurd Automotive as its largest volume dealer in Southern New England.

Join us on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. for this ground-breaking ceremony at the Hurd Auto Mall, 1705 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, Rhode Island.  For additional information about Hurd Auto Mall visit


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