Ackland Auto Repair
|Ackland Auto Repair|
|Ackland Auto Repair
Wyke Hills [51,94]
In 1909, businessman Howard Ackland built this auto repair shop in the place of what was once an orchard. It stayed in the Ackland family until 1943.
In 1985, William Shepherd, owner of Shepherd Auto and the scrapyard still adjacent to this facility, sold the latter on the public market. This proved to be a fatal error. The manager of Shepherd Auto soon quit his job and purchased the old Ackland Auto Repair. He completely remodeled the outdated building and relaunched the business amid a flurry of local advertising. With affordable administration space in the Ryles Building and an ample supply of damaged or destroyed cars from the now neutral scrapyard next door, it was a breakout success.
Shepherd Auto almost immediately began to lose money, and closed in 1988. Marston Auto, the only other local competitor, managed to maintain the same modest profit it had always managed. They shifted away from rebuilding and reselling cars that had been badly damaged, and focused mainly on routine maintenance, while Ackland did the opposite. This essentially split the two remaining auto shops into two different fields, enabling them each to monopolize over their own.
EHB to protect the fuel, and to discourage rookies from looking for it rather than training.
|In zamgrh, this location is known as Aghgraang Garhbarn.|