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Currently the group is comprised of 13 dealerships in 5 locations and employs over 385 people. The group's headquarters are at 1301 [[5th Avenue North]].
 
Currently the group is comprised of 13 dealerships in 5 locations and employs over 385 people. The group's headquarters are at 1301 [[5th Avenue North]].
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In [[2020]] a group of current and former employees filed a racial discrimination complaint against the dealership with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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* "[http://www.birminghamrewound.com/features/JimBurke%20%2809-52%29.jpg Jim Burke sells Nash dealership, to open agency on Northside]" (September 1952) {{BN}} - via [[Birmingham Rewound]]
 
* "[http://www.birminghamrewound.com/features/JimBurke%20%2809-52%29.jpg Jim Burke sells Nash dealership, to open agency on Northside]" (September 1952) {{BN}} - via [[Birmingham Rewound]]
 
* "Jim Burke Automotive Group." (January 2007) Birmingham Then & Now Special Promotion. ''Birmingham'' magazine. Vol. 47, No. 1, p. 141
 
* "Jim Burke Automotive Group." (January 2007) Birmingham Then & Now Special Promotion. ''Birmingham'' magazine. Vol. 47, No. 1, p. 141
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* Thornton, William (October 20, 2020) "Jim Burke Automotive Group employees say executive discriminated, used racial slurs." {{BN}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 05:52, 21 October 2020

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The Jim Burke Automotive Group was founded by Jim Burke in 1945 as a Nash dealership located at 300 22nd Street South. He had previously owned a Ford dealership in Rochester, New York.

Burke sold his 25,000-square foot Nash showroom to William Bailey when he landed a Buick franchise in 1952. He built a new showroom north of downtown, beginning a series of expansions that was continued by his son, Jim Burke Jr, who took over the company in 1976.

Currently the group is comprised of 13 dealerships in 5 locations and employs over 385 people. The group's headquarters are at 1301 5th Avenue North.

In 2020 a group of current and former employees filed a racial discrimination complaint against the dealership with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Locations

Former locations

References

External links