Kenworth News

Rihm Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Albert Lea

Rihm Kenworth, a long-time truck dealership in Minnesota, opened a new facility in Albert Lea this week to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts, and services.

The new dealership is conveniently located off Interstate 35 at 77847 209th Street in Albert Lea. Rihm Kenworth is part of Rihm Family Companies. Albert Lea’s new dealership offers the entire array of Rihm Family Companies’ services, which includes truck sales, truck parts sales, truck repairs, and truck equipment leasing and rental (offered through Rihm Leasing).

Rihm Kenworth - Albert Lea

“Relocating to this location after 14 years meets our need for more warehouse and shop capacity, efficiency, visibility and improved employee accommodations,” said Kari Rihm, Rihm CEO and President. “We had outgrown our original space and view this move as a terrific opportunity to meet truckers’ needs on the I-35 corridor near two major truck stops.”

Before this move, Rihm had operated its Albert Lea business off Interstate 90 since 2006. Albert Lea is the crossroad of I-35 and I-90.

The Albert Lea dealership marks the 5th new facility that Rihm Kenworth opened since 2017. Early 2018, two new facilities in the Twin Cities opened for business, including Rihm Kenworth’s new headquarters in South St. Paul. Just prior to that, Rihm had announced its new dealership in Winona. Then its new Mankato dealership extended Rihm’s network even further late in 2019.

The new Albert Lea facility boasts 27,000 square feet including 12 services bays, a wash bay, and more than 6,000 square feet of warehouse. Retail parts displays anchor the walk-in parts department and are adjacent to a spacious and comfortable driver lounge with many amenities. Both new, used and lease/rental offices are on-site for truck customer’s convenience.

About Rihm Family Companies

Rihm Motor Company (dba Rihm Kenworth) was established in 1932. Rihm Kenworth is part of Rihm Family Companies, Inc. (RFC), which is family-owned and operated, with its fourth generation in office today. RFC employs about 350 people, and includes Rihm Kenworth, a Kenworth truck dealer; RMC Truck Parts, a parts sales company; Rihm Leasing, a truck lease, rental, and maintenance company; and Rihm Global Sales, which handles international truck and parts sales. For more information, visit