Inland Kenworth recently underwent significant growth this summer. The Canadian company, with 22 Kenworth dealerships throughout British Columbia, the Yukon and the western United States, not only moved into its brand new full-service facility in Albuquerque this July, but also recently opened a parts and service location in Kelowna, B.C.
The new Albuquerque dealership, located at Interstate 40 and Unser Road, between Exit 153 and 155, is poised to be the first choice for truckers driving along the famous east-west connector.
Inland Kenworth - Albuquerque
"This new location continues the rapid growth we've seen throughout all of our U.S. operations in the past few years," said Greg Sternberg, vice president of U.S. operations in Arizona and New Mexico. "Strategically located along I-40, the new building will be of easy access to truckers driving through Albuquerque and will be a one-stop shop for their repairs, parts and new sales."
Sitting at 7711 Fortuna Road N.W., the new building is 40,000 square feet on 8 acres. The use of a center drive-through service area provides for a cleaner shop in the high desert environment - allowing repairs to be done without the winds bringing dust and dirt inside. Extensive computer diagnostics are used throughout the shop with everything from diesel particulate filter cleaning to major overhaul available. The shop also features a customer-friendly layout with easy access and parking.
Dealer manager, Simeon Hauptman, who will continue to run the new dealership, said he and his staff anxiously awaited the opening. "The entire team and I were very excited to see this day finally arrive," said Hauptman. "Our new facility offers state-of-the-art amenities for all of our customers, technicians and staff. We are well poised not only to improve our customer service, but also to gain market share in all areas of our business."
Not to be overshadowed by the new Albuquerque facility, is the opening of Inland Kenworth's first-ever Kelowna location. The 10,000-square-foot parts and service facility will be of easy access and visibility to truckers travelling along British Columbia Highway 97.
"The Okanagan Highway is a major truck route connecting Kelowna with Vancouver," said Rick Datoff, dealer manager for the new Kelowna shop. "Local customers in the construction and logging industries, as well as transient customers, will find this dealership easy to find and more convenient for drivers than traveling 54 kilometers north to Vernon or 62 kilometers south to Penticton for Kenworth parts and service support."
Inland Kenworth - Kelowna
Sitting on 2.6 acres at 2485 Ross Road, the new dealership has six service bays and will stay well-stocked with quality Kenworth proprietary and TRP all-makes parts.
The Kelowna branch is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Their telephone number is 250-769-2933.
The Albuquerque location is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Their telephone number is 505-884-0300.
Inland Kenworth will continue to grow this fall. They are currently gearing up to open another location in Terrace, B.C.
About Inland Kenworth
Inland Kenworth, a member of the Inland Group, is one of the oldest and largest Kenworth dealers in the world. Opening its first branch in British Columbia, Canada in 1949, Inland Kenworth now owns dealerships throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and B.C. and the Yukon Territories in Canada. You can visit their website at www.inland-group.com.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.