Westbrook Ford closes deal for FairPoint vehicles

Posted Oct. 08, 2010, at 6:21 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communication says a pair of auto dealers in Maine and New Hampshire are supplying more than 170 vehicles as the company upgrades its northern New England fleet.

FairPoint spokesman Jeff Nevins says Rowe Ford Sales, of Westbrook, Maine, has closed a $1.8 million deal to provide 104 vehicles ranging from bucket trucks to the compact Ford Focus. FairPoint also purchased 70 vehicles worth $1.7 million from Grappone Automotive Group, near Concord, N.H.

Nevins says FairPoint’s last large vehicle purchase was in 2008. All told, the company has about 1,500 vehicles in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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