FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2019
Local Companies Strategically Align for Future Success in Southwest Georgia (ALBANY, GA) – Modern Gas is excited to announce the acquisition of Knight’s Appliances – one of Albany’s oldest family owned businesses. Chuck Knight and his staff will immediately begin working under the Modern Gas brand. Appliance sales will be located at both Modern Gas, 1335 Hwy 82 West, and Knights Appliances on Slappey until May 1 tentatively, when all sales will be housed in one location at Modern Gas. Modern Gas and Knight’s Appliances are two established local businesses with a family-owned history dating back to the mid-1950s and ’60s respectively. Each company prides itself on superior service, customer satisfaction and top-of-the-line products. With similar retail strategies and customer bases, the merger of Knight’s Appliances and Modern Gas made sense with the future plans of each company. The goal is to continue to capitalize on the extensive customer base of each company, expand product lines and offer local customers the opportunity for top quality service and knowledge that is hard to find in the big box stores and online retailers. “Our desire at Modern Gas is to continue to offer customers the opportunity to the best products on the market today. Whether it is a gas grill or gas-powered clothes dryer, we want southwest Georgia to think “Modern Gas” when shopping for their home. When looking to expand, acquiring Chuck, his team, their knowledge and customer base…it just made sense with our business model. We are excited about the changes ahead for our business and what that means for what we can offer to the community,” says Mark Holloway, President of Modern Gas. “The entire team at Knight’s Appliances is excited to be joining Modern Gas. This change will allow all of us the opportunity to continue working with our loyal customers while helping to grow even more customers for the future,” says Chuck Knight, former President of Knight’s Appliances and new Vice President of Retail Sales, Modern Gas. ABOUT MODERN GAS
Since 1954, Modern Gas has been the premier provider of propane service for both residential homes and commercial businesses in southwest Georgia. Originally family-owned and operated, the company continues to maintain its commitment to high-quality propane service. Additionally, the company has expanded in recent years to include a retail division. This new line of business offers customers an extensive list of items for the home including luxury spas, high-end grills, and products for outdoor living. An avid community supporter, Modern Gas believes in building stronger communities through their extensive partnerships with the local schools systems, non-profit organizations and their annual Rib Showdown event.
Mary Beth Hobby
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