More business underway in Jacksonville


POSTED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:55pm

UPDATED: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 4:01pm

The Bacon Auto Country in Jacksonville is building a new dealership. The new property is one-mile North of the current location on 69.

The Bacon family has been in business for more than 50 years. KETK visited the new site on Wednesday where contractors are already working on the new project.

"We are building a 30,000 square foot new dealership for bacon Auto Country," said David Detten, General Manager of WRL General Contractors.

We're told it's the biggest car dealership in Jacksonville. Paul Laney has worked at Bacon Auto Country for 37 years and says the Bacon family is such a good family. Laney tells us, the entire team is excited and looking forward to the new dealership.

Laney says, the new $4-million project will create more jobs.

"We'll be putting more money back into the local economy to benefit Jacksonville and the surrounding areas, we're able to hire more people locally and within the direct vicinity."

Contractor David Detten says,  the East Texas economy is improving and business is booming. "In all trades, from the restaurants to the convenience stores, specialty stores, they're all there to spend money in those areas," said Detten.

The Bacon family find this the perfect time to build their solar-powered facility. "They will have solar panels on the roof to where they can be self-sufficient and powered they won't be required on the local utility company," said Detten.

Detten tell us, this is the year for more jobs and new projects. 'WRL General Contractors' is overseeing new projects for 2014:

TYLER-Tyler ISD Career and Technical Center, the new Moore and Boulter Middle Schools, additions and renovations to Grace Community Church, Bosworth & Associates Insurance.

JACKSONVILLE- As mentioned: Bacon Auto Country Dealership.

LONGVIEW- Newly completed Fenton Honda Dealership and projects that are under way such as Spring Hill ISD'S new tennis courts, and the Women's & Children's Center for Higway 80 Rescue Mission.

OTHER PROJECTS- Renovations at Hawkins ISD, and the Mansfield ISD's new Agriculture and Science Facility.




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Now i hope the rest of the city will follow suit and move on to bigger and better things. Renovation is needed seriously in downtown Jacksonville. It looks like a ghost town.....and the old Post Office was just a waist of money......well let me guess, another tax deduction.

Shall we not even mention Lon Morris College; what a waist.

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