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Edmonton Kenworth Opens Major New Full-Service Facility
LEDUC, Alberta, August 19, 2015 - Edmonton Kenworth recently opened a major, new full-service dealership with 42 service bays in Leduc, Alberta.
Edmonton Kenworth - Leduc
In celebration, Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. The dealership will provide food and refreshments and guided tours of the facility, plus offer multiple interactive parts and truck displays. More than 2,000 customers have been invited. The dealership will also hold a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday, Sept. 17, with the Leduc city and county mayors, regional chamber of commerce, members of parliament and Kenworth representatives as special guests.
Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc is on 16 acres at 8202 42nd Street near the Edmonton International Airport. It features an 111,500-square-foot main building with an indoor showroom large enough for customers to view up to four Kenworth trucks out of the elements.
The main building also offers several specialty bays to provide service for fabrication, component rebuild and liquefied natural gas-powered commercial vehicles, four triage bays to provide customers rapid diagnostic reports, plus a 37,000-square-foot parts department providing customers access to more than $5 million worth of parts inventory. A second 17,000-square-foot building features four quick-lube service bays for preventative maintenance service, two drive-through wash bays and two alignment bays.
“The greater Leduc area is at the heart of the oil patch industry, so this location with its proximity to a major north-south route and close to the airport just seemed a natural choice. Plus, with the strong affinity that oil patch operators have for Kenworth trucks, we wanted to provide our customers a facility that can offer them a stellar level of support,” said Gary King, Edmonton Kenworth president.
“Over the past several months, we worked diligently on recruiting and training our employees at Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc. As a result, we were able to provide customers with a qualified and capable staff of 115 full-time employees to serve their needs when we recently opened our doors,” King said.
The opening of the Leduc dealership marks another milestone in the dealership’s longtime presence in the Edmonton community since the early 1950s. “Since our dealership was first established more than 60 years ago, we’re proud that Kenworth has contributed to the Alberta province growing into an economic powerhouse,” King said.
The Leduc location joins another new full-service facility Edmonton Kenworth built and opened in Fort McMurray last year. Edmonton Kenworth also operates full-service dealerships in North Edmonton, South Edmonton and Lloydminster, Alberta.
Mark Denny manages the Leduc location’s parts department and Ed Stadnyk manages its service department. Parts and service are available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The service department offers full warranty support for the PACCAR MX-13 engine, plus a Taylor engine dyno bay chassis. The phone number is 780-612-9855. Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc is part of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 360 locations in the United States and Canada.
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.