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Irvine Truck Centre, Gold Key both repeat winners in annual GM sales race

MARKHAM, Ont. -- Both Irvine Truck Centre of Markham, just north of Toronto, and Gold Key's commercial truck centre...

MARKHAM, Ont. — Both Irvine Truck Centre of Markham, just north of Toronto, and Gold Key’s commercial truck centre in Surrey, B.C., have once again been named the top dealerships in their respective classes. Irvine generated the highest amount of sales of any medium-duty GM dealership in Canada for 2007, while Gold Key accomplished the same feat for W-series low cab forward trucks.

Irvine, which beat out 74 other medium-duty dealerships to claim top spot, had the best sales numbers in 2006 as well, achieving an all-time high in that year. Irvine sales representative Russ White was also able to defend his title as top-performing salesperson in the nation.

“I haven’t really given much thought to how it feels to be the number one dealer two years in a row since I do not think of it as a competition,” says Mike Mintsopoulos, Irvine general manager. “The culture within Irvine’s is naturally very focused and competitive which really drives us forward each and every year. Rather then just looking at the big picture we like to focus our energy on each day’s business with every customer that comes through our doors.”

Gold Key delivered 124 units in 2007 and was a repeat winner, like Irvine. “This impressive feat is due to Gold Key’s outstanding customer service and overall business performance as well as the 110% effort and valuable work contributions that are made by over 100 committed members of the Gold Key Team,” Gold Key officials said.

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