HUBER HEIGHTS — AAA held a grand opening celebration for the area’s first AAA Car Care, Insurance and Travel location at 8381 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights on Friday. Members of the community, the city of Huber Heights and the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce were on hand as AAA representatives cut the ribbon for the full-service location which offers insurance and travel services as well as car care by AAA Tire & Auto Service – all under one roof.
Craig Sumerel, President, AAA Tire & Auto, told the Courier that Friday was an exciting day for AAA as this is their first ground up care care location in the greater metropolitan Dayton area.
He said plans for this store have been in the works for over several years.
“So, to finally get there and see the fruition opening the doors last week and seeing the traffic and the start we’re off to, I’m super excited about it,” said Sumerel. “Traffic has been very strong. We’re getting people to come in for our insurance, for travel and for our club level repair for automotive services.”
Sumerel told visitors that Huber Heights was home to over 800 businesses and that AAA is “very proud” to be one of the businesses contributing. He said that with Huber Heights near I-70 and I-75, they are perfectly positioned to be in a great place to service their members and customers.
Huber Heights Mayor Thomas McMasters thanked AAA for coming into the community of Huber Heights.
“It’s a grand facility that we see here with both the auto servicing and the insurance,” he said. “Thank you again for everybody coming out here and we’re happy to see you in the community.”
Thomas C. Wiedemann, President & COO, said he was really proud of the Huber Heights facility.
“This has been in the planning stages for some time,” said Wiedemann. “At AAA, we love to be part of our community and this is a statement that we really want to be here in Huber Heights. We’ve opened a lot of facilities over the years and I can speak for our AAA team, we have not had this kind of wonderful turnout at any of them, so this is as big of a turnout as we’ve had. Thank you so much for welcoming us into this Huber Heights community.”
AAA will be hosting a community Shred It day at the Huber Heights office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 24. Shred It will bring a truck to the Huber location and anyone can bring items they want to discard to have them shredded on site. (paper documents, CD’s, credit cards, etc. – no large bulky items). This event is free and open to the public as a AAA membership is not required.
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