BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Stan Puklich Chevrolet of Bismarck has purchased the Perkins Inc. auto dealership in Valley City.

Puklich General Manager Steve Zaun tells KOVC-AM that the new owners are committed to taking the Valley City dealership to the next level. He says one step will involve the construction of a new building.

Former owner Jerry Perkins will be the general manager of the Valley City dealership. Perkins says he and his family have owned the business for 38 years. He says he looks forward to the positive changes Puklich will provide.

Employees now working at the Valley City dealership will remain on the job.