Kenworth Quebec recently celebrated the debut of its new 17,000-square-foot, full-service facility in a Saint-Georges industrial park 4 kilometers north of the intersection of Quebec Routes 173 and 204.
The grand opening of this new location called Kenworth Beauce attracted more than 150 customers, suppliers and business people from local area companies plus dignitaries, including the mayor Claude Morin of Saint-Georges and other elected officials.
From left to right: Barry Kroeplin, regional manager for Kenworth in Canada; Claude Morin, mayor of City of Saint-Georges; Michel Cadrin, president of Kenworth Quebec; Robert Cadrin; Gilles Tremblay, service manager; Dave Leclerc, financial manager of Kenworth Quebec; and Alan B. Thompson, general manager of PACCAR Financial Services Ltd.
Kenworth Quebec, the parent company of Kenworth Beauce, invested nearly $4 million in the new dealership, which includes a 2,500-square-foot parts warehouse, a 1,500-square-foot parts display area, and a driver lounge with Wi-Fi access.
“Kenworth Beauce is a major, new facility featuring state-of-the-art technology near a key truck route from southern Quebec into southern Maine,” said Robert Cadrin, Kenworth Quebec general manager. Quebec Route 173 has a major point of entry on the U.S.-Canadian border between Quebec City and Augusta and Portland, Maine.
Robert Cadrin, Kenworth Quebec general manager. is shown at the dealer's new Kenworth Beauce facility.
“We’ve sold trucks in this part of Quebec for 30 years,” Cadrin said. “We’ve decided now is the time to get closer to our customers and provide them a location where they can see Kenworth trucks and get faster and more convenient service in the location’s six service bays. This enhanced service will encourage more local customers to consider choosing the PACCAR MX-13 engine and take advantage of our local engine service support. As a result, we expect the PACCAR MX-13’s share of our market to increase significantly.
“With our new facility, we can offer a higher level of service to logging and mining companies, plus contractors, pick-up and delivery couriers, industrial manufacturers and line haulers,” Cadrin added.
Kenworth Beauce in Saint-Georges is located at 2953 85th Rue on nearly 6 acres. It is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers 24-hour emergency service. The phone number is 418-227-5100 or toll-free 844-303-5100. The dealership offers full warranty support for the PACCAR MX-13 engine and parts delivery service.
Kenworth Beauce employees celebrate the new dealership.
Kenworth Beauce and Kenworth Quebec are part of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 360 locations in the United States and Canada. Kenworth Quebec operates three locations, including the new dealership in Saint-Georges. The other two are located in Levis (formerly Saint-Nicholas) and in Saguenay.
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.