Rocket Chevrolet Is Back In Business After Shelby Tornado

  • 5/13/2019 2:30:57 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

SHELBY, OH - Following the tornado that ripped through Shelby mid-April, Rocket Chevrolet has begun to pick up the pieces.

The EF-2 tornado had carved a path straight through the building, destroying part of the sales floor and a large portion of the service area. Many cars on the lot were also damaged, but luckily, no employees were on the property at the time and no-one was injured.

As of May 12th, the dealership announced that they are officially back in business, although efforts to rebuild are still ongoing. A post on the company's Facebook page read:

"Hey guys in case you didn’t know, we are back up and running! We are currently selling new and used cars from the office trailers parked on the north side of the building. Our Parts department is also running out of one of the trailers. We are open for Service too! Our Service Department is located at the Skarls location down the street until we have our temporary building up and running on Mickey Rd. We should have a normal phone system up this week, but you can still call our main number to reach us (419) 342-3010. Thanks for your support and patience as we continue to adapt and rebuild!"

The dealership has taken last month's events in full stride, continuing to pay all employees and even running a "Scratch and Dent Sale" on vehicles damaged in the storm. It appears that the recovery process is well underway at Rocket Chevrolet and all over Shelby.

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