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Old 07-29-2008
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John Bleakley motorhomes has closed down his dealership near atlanta,the one he closed sold the Birds and prevost,along with the high end monacos.
Mike Martinkus,a long time bird salesman and the sales manager was laid off as well.

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John Bleakley motorhomes has closed down his dealership near atlanta,the one he closed sold the Birds and prevost,along with the high end monacos.
Mike Martinkus,a long time bird salesman and the sales manager was laid off as well.

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HOLY COW!!! Wonder what happened to the inventory?
Too bad about Mike, he was a pretty fair guy.

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HOLY COW!!! Wonder what happened to the inventory?
Too bad about Mike, he was a pretty fair guy.

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I'm only guessing, but they had more than just that dealership, so I would think that the inventory went to the dealership in Unadilla, GA just south of Perry.
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Talked to a salesman at the Unidilla office and they are trying to get the inventory( at least the Bird stuff).
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How about Dean Woodruff, and the fine staff of mechanics they had? Laid off too? I know in addition to that dealership, they have one just down the road a couple of miles. I guess they still do, plus as John mentioned the one in Unidilla.

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was Dean working at the store in Atlanta?
i didnt get any info on who else was let go or any of that.
Dean and Mike are both friends of mine,i've know them for years.
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Randy,

They worked at the same dealership. Dean was head of the service department.

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We first meet Mike Martinkus in 1994 when we first stared looking for a Bird. Great guy and very knowledgeable and helpful. Maybe he'll end up back with Buddy Gregg :-) Mike had a daughter with a great singing voice, she entertained at Rally in the Valley a few years ago. Jan and I wish him well.
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