After 65 years, Atkinson says goodbye to Cumberland Auto

After 65 years, Atkinson says goodbye to Cumberland Auto

Soon after 65 years, Atkinson states goodbye to Cumberland Auto

Revealed 5:49 am Wednesday, March 22, 2023

CUMBERLAND – Right after approximately 65 decades in Cumberland County, Margaret Atkinson is stepping absent from Cumberland Vehicle Products and services, stating she’s ready to retire. 

Cumberland Vehicle Providers Inc. was started off by the Atkinson loved ones in 1959. In accordance to Margaret, her partner, H.G. Atkinson Jr. and brother, R. P. Ingle started off the business enterprise less than the identify Cumberland Garage. H.G. Atkinson Jr. was a very first-class mechanic who ran the vehicle restore aspect of the organization and Ingle sold vehicle parts. 

In 1964, they designed their present location at 1296 Anderson Highway. Margaret would enable out at the shop as the secretary and bookkeeper. Today, her son Greg has taken above as the president and operates the establishment. The car shop presents repairs, automobile elements, a 24-hour wrecker support and a utilised car or truck great deal. 

“We truly delight in working with individuals,” explained Margaret. “We charge a realistic selling price and it’s our livelihood and we built a residing out of it.”

Looking back again as a result of the decades, Margaret remembers how they had to adapt to the transforming engineering. She remembers how bookkeeping and all the paperwork were being finished by hand and little by little progressed into now every little thing on the computers. 

Being a family small business, most loved recollections from the organization and the household can mesh with each other. Atkinson most loved reminiscences hunting back consist of the birth of her little ones and grandchildren as perfectly as aiding the people today who desired their support. 

What’s future for Cumberland Car?

Margaret Atkinson is now 92 yrs previous and each she and her son are all set to retire from the household business enterprise. She now no for a longer time does the bookkeeping as she passed it to a accredited general public accountant. With well being challenges and age, they are both of those completely ready to shift on from the business. 

Cumberland inhabitants should not stress as there is no closing date set nonetheless. The store is planned to continue to be open up for now as the Atkinsons are hoping to obtain somebody to lease the place to.

“It’s a terrific location and company is fantastic, but there’s not adequate assist,” mentioned Atkinson. “We need to have two more mechanics and ideal now we are turning absent much more than we consider in.”

As time goes on, according to Atkinson, programs may change dependent on what comes about. They hope to hire out the area, but they are not in opposition to the option of promoting if it comes to it. For now, Cumberland Vehicle Products and services Inc. is serving Cumberland as it has for several many years.