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Grand opening of Huntsman Autoplex in Huntington

Troy Huntsman and local officials join in the ribbon cutting to officially open the Huntsman Autoplex in Huntington.

A dream became a realty on Jan. 4 as Troy Huntsman of Huntsman Motors in Huntington cut the ribbon for the ground opening of his Huntsman Autoplex. The autoplex features am 8,500 square foot facility. The facility will sell vehicles as well as maintain them. The shop also features auto detailing, oil changes and routine maintenance. During the month of January the Huntsmans will continue to celebrate. The first 32 vehicle buyers will all receive a 32 inch TV just in time for the SuperBowl. Anyone who tours the new facility will get their name in for a drawing for a 32" inch TV and other prizes. The winner will be announced on Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and you must be present to win.

Troy shared a bit of his history recently at an economic summit. He told of working in Orem at Washburn Motors selling cars when he decided he wanted to open his own car dealership.

After taking out a second mortgage on his home, he opened his own car lot. He began to realize that many of his customers were from the Emery/Carbon county area. This prompted him to consider coming home and trying a car dealership in Emery County.

"The national average says people buy a car every two-five years so I figured I could make it work. We moved home in 2000 and got started. Wow what a road this has been. We had a dream two years ago to make a change and build a new building. We got out paper, pencil and ruler and began to draw our dreams," said Huntsman.

"We drew up a little plan knowing our dream was just a dream. We began to look at avenues for financing. The road has been a long traveled road. I would do it again. I promise your dreams can come true. Keep on keeping on to make it anywhere," said Huntsman.

If you haven't been by to see the new facility you owe it to yourself to stop by and take a look at Troy's dream.

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