BENTON, IL (KFVS) - A ribbon cutting for the new Auto Credit of Southern Illinois location at 1629 N. Main in Benton held a bit of nostalgia for Steve Taylor, owner of Taylor Motor Company and Auto Credit of Southern Illinois.
“My dad grew up there” Taylor said, pointing to the house north of Auto Credit. “And on the other side of us, from the 1960’s to 2001, my family operated Taylor Motor Company in what is now Weeks of Benton. So, moving to this new location is kind of like coming home.”
The new location, north of Benton’s square, brings the maintenance shop and sales lot together on the same property. Auto Credit’s former location at 61 N. Central Street is being remodeled to make room for a new People’s Bank, which is slated to open in early 2013. For the grand opening, Taylor was joined by his Benton Auto Credit family of workers as well as members from the Benton Chamber of Commerce.