Galpin Ford was once again the top Ford dealer in the world by volume, the 25th year in a row it has held the title, the dealership announced Wednesday.

The North Hills business sold 8,000 new Ford vehicles in 2014, which outsold Ford dealerships individually in 10 U.S. states combined. Galpin also sold more Fusion hybrid, CMAX hydrid and Focus electric vehicles than any other dealership.

Galpin Motors Chairman Bert Boeckmann credited loyal customers, company employees and the support of Ford Motor Co. for achieving another title year.

“2014 was an especially remarkable year considering the robust competition we faced from an incredibly strong group of dealers, but by staying true to our core values we’ve been able to maintain this legacy,” Boeckmann said in a prepared statement.

Galpin’s Honda and Mazda dealerships were the number two in sales for the world and its Volkswagen dealership number three in sales for the entire U.S.


Emergency notification company Everbridge said Wednesday it has acquired Nixle, a similar company serving local, county, and state public agencies and governments.

Terms of the deal between privately held Everbridge, in Glendale, and Nixle, in San Francisco, were not disclosed.

Both Everbridge and Nixle provide notifications via email and text message between police departments, school districts and other public agencies to their constituents in the event of emergencies, health care code alerts and IT service disruptions.

Everbridge Chief Executive Jaime Ellertson said the company’s expertise pairs perfectly with Nixle’s services.

“We look forward to leveraging this expanded local presence to continue to develop the most innovative critical communication products on the market,” Ellertson said in a prepared statement.