Zeigler Announces Employee Stimulus Plan

Kalamazoo, Mich. (April 22, 2020) - Aaron Zeigler, the dealer group's president and owner, announced on Monday, April 20, 2020 that he will be offering free health insurance for the month of May and June to all employees that are currently working or back to work by Friday, May 1, 2020.

In what he called the Zeigler Stimulus Reopening Plan, Zeigler notified employees via video message that the dealer group will be covering 100% of their health care costs for the next 2 months as long as they are currently working or are scheduled to come back to work by May 1, 2020.

"I think we have an awesome plan out there. I think what we are doing is absolutely unprecedented, I don't think any other organization has done this but we are in unprecedented times too. And we want to be a leader in the industry moving forward and make sure that all of our employees are taken care of, and that they are happy, safe and healthy," said Zeigler.

Aside from the free health care initiative, Zeigler also announced that all hourly employees will receive a $10 per hour increase in pay for the next 8 weeks. Before the increase, the dealer group's average hourly employee is around $15 per hour. Additionally, all flat rate techs throughout the organization will be guaranteed 40 hours per week for the next 8 weeks.

The dealer also announced that it will be aggressively acquiring as much inventory as possible to ensure that it is ready for demand once everything opens back up.

About Zeigler Automotive Group

Zeigler Automotive Group is one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the nation with 75 franchises and 30 locations in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Vehicle brands represented include all of the domestic and the majority of the imported manufacturers.

Founded in 1975, the company ranks among the top 1% of automotive dealers in the U.S., and has earned recognition for its commitment to both customer service and employee satisfaction. Recently, Zeigler Automotive Group was named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Illinois and Michigan.