Morris dealership in question, community meeting called

The clock is ticking for the Morris Sales and Service implement dealership in Virden. Since the parent company, Morris Industries, filed for bankruptcy protection in December, the future of the local dealership seems uncertain. To answer questions and possibly find a solution, there has been a public informational meeting called for Wednesday, March 11.

An earlier article in the Empire-Advance stated: The stay of proceedings will give Morris Industries until March 27 to continue operating while restructuring the company and its finances.

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“I became aware of the potential loss of the business through my role as the EDO at the RM,” says Tiffany Cameron, Economic Development Officer for the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. “We saw the need to have a community meeting to dispel some of the rumours that were going around…”

The meeting will be held at the Comfort Inn and Suites, and will provide an opportunity to hear from representatives of Morris Industries and find out more about their plans.

“Parties interested in learning about the business restructuring and possibly championing or supporting a local effort to keep this local dealership in our area should attend.,” says Cameron.

Cameron needs to know many are planning on attending and asks people to contact her through the municipal office, ahead of time if they are coming, in order to plan space for the public informational meeting.



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