A grand celebration was held recently to mark the completion of a major $2.6 million (CAN$) remodeling and renovation project at the Kenworth Montréal dealership in Saint-Laurent, Quebec.
According to Mike Parent, Kenworth Montréal general manager, more than 200 people attended the special open house.
“Our new look dealership is not only a beautiful building, it’s very comfortable and convenient for our customers,” said Parent. “We’re right off the Trans-Canada Highway. When customers pull in for service, there is a spacious undercover truck receiving area that provides protection from inclement weather. Inside, we’ve completely re-done our drivers lounge – complete with TV, Wi-Fi, comfortable couches and chairs, plus microwaves and a relaxing area to enjoy a meal. The men’s and women’s shower facilities were remodeled to enhance the customer experience.”
Shown from left, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, are Sean Edwards, Kenworth director of network development; Tom Banks, former Kenworth Montréal general manager (retired); Jean Robitaille, former Kenworth Montréal general manager (retired); and Mike Parent, current Kenworth Montréal general manager.
The two-story, 31,000 square-foot building on three acres features large sliding doors that support the indoor showroom and Kenworth truck display. The driver’s lounge is inside the showroom and features innovative movable walls, which allows flexibility in room configuration and increased space for the dealership’s customer events. “It’s also a wonderful workplace for our employees as our offices and conference rooms were also remodeled,” said Parent.
Parts Department and Indoor Showroom
With 20 service bays, Kenworth Montréal is one of the larger service facilities in all of Canada, and operates 7 days a week with multiple shifts. “We’re open more hours than anyone else in Montréal, and have 40 service technicians located at two service points,” said Parent. “Uptime is vital to our customers, so our hours of service reflect our commitment to fast turnaround times for our customers.”
Special Open House Event
With the neighboring PACCAR Parts Distribution Center also remodeled during the same time frame as the dealership, parts availability and a focus on customer uptime is proving to be the winning formula in optimizing the customer experience, said Parent.
Within Kenworth Montréal’s territory, customers looking for parts and service support will find two TRP stores (Vaudreuil-Dorian and Laval), which provide parts for all makes of trucks, a Kenworth parts store (Saint-Jerome) and the Lanoraie and Saint-Laurent facilities, which offer full parts and service operations.
As a result of the dealership’s investments and efforts to help maximize customer uptime, Kenworth Montréal has achieved the prestigious Kenworth PremierCare® Gold Certified status. The dealership is located at 7500 Trans-Canada Highway in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The phone number is 514-735-2581.
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