SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s a significant piece of economic development in Springfield’s South End; and the latest addition to an automotive family that’s been doing business in western Massachusetts for decades.
Thursday night marked the official grand opening of Balise Hyundai on East Columbus Ave. It’s Hyundai’s first facility with this modern design in all of North America, and a model for future dealerships.
Mike Balise said the family is reinforcing its commitment to the South End. “It is the third building that we’ve had on this site in my tenure here, and I spent a lot of my life on this parcel of land,” said Balise. “So it’s really neat to see a first class facility welcome people into Springfield.”
Balise said this dealership will double the number of people working at this site.
Balise operates eight dealerships in western Massachusetts with more than 745 employees.