Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Williams Enter Talks to Expand City Operations

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Williams Enter Talks to Expand City Operations

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Owners of Williams Acura of Norman are negotiating for an additional business in either Oklahoma City or Edmond with plans to expand their operations.

However, details of the proposed venture were withheld.

When the agreement is concluded, Cindy and Jim Williams plan to consolidate all their business operations in central Oklahoma, moving from McAlester, Cindy said Tuesday.

They received approval Tuesday from the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission to sell Jim Williams Oldsmobile-Cadillac in McAlester to Butch Mellor, who owns Mellor Chevrolet there.

"We are looking at something in Oklahoma City or Edmond and as soon as we get everything worked out, we will be there," Cindy Williams said. "I'd rather not say what it is at this time."

When the Williams' franchise was awarded in mid-1987, Cindy became only the second woman in the United States to have participative ownership in an Acura franchise.

Williams Acura, 501 N. Interstate Dr., Norman, was opened in early July.

The Mazda dealership in McAlester was left in the control of general manager Van Kinchen.

"Eventually we'll have everything consolidated here," Cindy Williams said. "We have a very good kid running the Mazda store for us, but we're trying to figure some way for him to buy it."

Transferring Jim Williams Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealership license was one of four new dealers' licenses approved during Tuesday's meeting.

Jackie Cooper, the central Oklahoma megadealer, received approval to purchase Bob Bryce Buick-Mazda in Norman, a sale which was announced last week.

Dean Bailey Oldsmobile of Tulsa received the Mazda franchise and Chaprell Jeep-Eagle-Dodge Inc. was licensed to do business in Ada.

All dealers' requests were approved pending completion of manufacturer franchise agreements. …

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