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Tim Roper

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

Auto sales have been pretty good as Chevrolet continues its run as the top-selling vehicle brand in Chicagoland, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

Heavy snowfall and bone-chilling cold hampered auto sales in January and February, but sales are still strong, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Pickup, car truck sales were hot until last few weeks

AUTOMOTIVE: Pickup, car truck sales were hot until last few weeks

Auto dealers had been enjoying the highest sales since 2007 until the government shutdown paralyzed many consumers with uncertainty, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Car, pickup truck sales taking off

AUTOMOTIVE: Car, pickup truck sales taking off

The auto industry has been having a pretty good year, and has been been boosted by a surge in pickup truck sales, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: Uncertainty hurts economy, that's for certain

DOUG ROSS: Uncertainty hurts economy, that's for certain

If Congress and President Barack Obama were serious about wanting to stimulate the economy, the best thing they could do is end the uncertainty over taxes and spending. If you don't believe me, just listen to some local business leaders.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Automotive sector in the last three months/next three months

Automotive sector in the last three months/next three months

Automotive sector in the last three months/next three months

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
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