For all of us at Beaudry, 2009 has been a year for overcoming financial and operational hurdles. We are all disappointed that so many of our people will be unable to move forward with us as we proceed into a very exciting 2010. The employees who remain are hard working individuals that will ensure the success of Beaudry and the continued focus on customer satisfaction.
Tucson, AZ (Vocus) December 18, 2009
On December 15, 2009 Beaudry RV announced a reduction in force for both of their Arizona locations. Between the two dealerships, Beaudry RV released a total of 51 employees. However, with over 100 current employees, Beaudry is still the #1 employer of RV Retail and Service personnel in the state of Arizona.
“Our decision was a long thought-out one, and after exhausting all other efforts, it was decided that the reduction could not be put off any longer and that it is an important part of the restructuring that prepares the company for the anticipated industry growth in 2010. It is regrettable, these decisions had to be made so close to the holiday season.” said Beaudry Motor Company CEO Thomas Sylvester.
At the 2009 RVIA industry conference in December, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin forecasted a 27% year over year increase in RV shipments for 2010. In preparation for the anticipated growth, Beaudry RV has had a $7,000,000 increase in new inventory in the last 30 days, one of the largest purchases of wholesale inventory made by a dealer in the US. Beaudry RV has also been selected by a prominent industry lender to liquidate their repossessed and repurchased inventory.
Currently Beaudry is preparing for their 2nd Annual Western RV Show & Sale, January 29 – 31, 2010. This three day event is expected to draw over 5,000 RV enthusiasts to stay at the Beaudry RV Resort and to visit the Tucson dealership for RV seminars, vendors and to see the latest RV floor plans and models. Beaudry RV has a 25 year history of these annual “feature” events.
“For all of us at Beaudry, 2009 has been a year for overcoming financial and operational hurdles. We are all disappointed that so many of our people will be unable to move forward with us as we proceed into a very exciting 2010. The employees who remain are hard working individuals that will ensure the success of Beaudry and the continued focus on customer satisfaction.” said Dundee Kelbel Vice President of Operations
About Beaudry RV:
Established in 1972, the Beaudry RV tradition began with the simple philosophy of offering new and used RV buyers the best products available with excellent customer service. Since its start in an old converted Gulf Oil service station, Beaudry RV has grown to become one of the largest and most successful RV dealers in the nation. Today, Beaudry RV operates sales and service in two locations in Arizona, Tucson and Chandler, as well as an RV Resort and state-of-the-art RV Collision Center in Tucson.
Contact: Thomas Sylvester
Company: Beaudry RV
Email: kiri (at) beaudrymedia (dot) com