2018 Recap for Andy Shaw Ford in Sylva


2018 was a busy yet wonderful year at Andy Shaw Ford in Sylva. Between changes in the car industry, local events, and new team members in our Service Department, Body Shop, and Sales Department, you could say that our dealership in western North Carolina has had a very eventful year.  


This year Andy Shaw Ford in Sylva hosted its first Drive 4URCommunity event for United Christian Ministries of Jackson County, NC. With the help of the community, our dealership was able to raise $2,500 for the organization. Along with this great Drive Event, we held our first Trunk or Treat and Halloween Bash by partnering with our next-door neighbor, the Comfort Inn of Sylva. We were awed by the turn out and plan to continue this Halloween event for years to come in some form or another!


Andy Shaw Ford also had the privilege of giving the Boy Scoutsfrom Troop 999 tips on car maintenance this year. Parts Manager, Tony Walls and Service Manager, David Rogers walked the Scouts through a standard Jackson County service inspection. The Scouts participated in checking the turn signals, lights, battery, tires, and more. A couple volunteers were also able to help with an oil change. This hands-on training helped the young men work towards an Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge.


In 2018, Andy Shaw Ford of Sylva also recognized several employees for achieving awards from Ford’s Employee Excellence Program. Sales Manager, Scott Rodes, Service Advisor, Bobbi Jones, and Shop Foreman, Johnny Marr, were awarded based on surpassing expectations in sales, service, and overall commitment to providing customers with the highest level of customer satisfaction.


This year we were able to gain several wonderful additions to our Andy Shaw Ford family team. Angela Littlejohn has been with us for almost a year now as the Body Shop Office Assistant and Collision Center Manager, Danny Washburn’s, right-hand woman. Andy Shaw Ford Body Shop retiree, Ken Foster, returned this year to aide Danny in training some of the younger guys. He specializes in all areas of auto body repair and was able to act as a mentor to the younger guys.


Ford has dropped some pretty big changes this year including officially announcing the return of the beloved Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. The Ranger will be released early 2019, stay tuned for a Ranger Release Party, and the Bronco will be coming in 2020. Ford also declared that production of cars will come to a halt besides the Ford Mustang and a version of the Ford Focus. The Fiesta, Fusion, C-Max, and the Taurus will no longer be part of the Ford model lineup.

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