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Worldwide Equipment Opens and Relocates New Kenworth Dealerships in Kentucky and West Virginia
PRESTONSBURG, Ky., August 15, 2017 - Worldwide Equipment has relocated and opened four Kenworth dealerships to enhance parts and service support for customers operating in the coal-producing region of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.
The latest Worldwide Equipment dealership actions include:
• Opened a 26,000 square-foot Kenworth parts and service location with easy access to U.S. Interstate 64 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia;
• Opened an 18,000 square-foot Kenworth parts and service location in Lowmansville, Kentucky;
• Relocated its full-service Kenworth dealership in Prestonsburg to an existing 22,000 square-foot site in Louisa, Kentucky;
• Relocated its former parts and service store in South Charleston, West Virginia, to a larger and more modern, 32,000 square-foot facility in Cross Lanes, and upgraded it to a full-service dealership.
“Worldwide Equipment’s significant investments are focused on serving our customers based in Appalachia and those traveling through the region. With these new dealerships and relocations, fleets and their drivers have access to expanded parts and service offerings, including an additional 18 service bays in modern, updated and conveniently located dealerships that can be easily expanded as our business grows,” said Terry Dotson, president and chief executive officer of Worldwide Equipment.
Worldwide Equipment - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
The new White Sulphur Springs parts and service dealership is located on a 7-acre site at 38378 Midland Trail East. The facility features 18 service bays, a comfortable drivers’ lounge and a 4,000 square-foot parts department with a 700 square-foot parts display area. The dealership is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Randy Terry serves as the dealership manager. This location provides drivers and fleets traveling between Charleston, West Virginia, and Roanoke, Virginia, a dealership that is easily accessible from Exit 175 on I-64. The phone number is 304-536-2000.
Worldwide Equipment - Lowmansville, Kentucky
The new Lowmansville parts and service dealership is located on a 7-acre lot at 85 August Circle off U.S. Highway 23, a major freight corridor. It features a 7,000 square-foot parts department with an 800 square-foot parts display area, and a large parts inventory. The dealership includes a comfortable drivers’ lounge, 10 service bays, mobile service truck, and parts delivery service. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. Zachary Brannon is branch manager. The phone number is 606-297-1200.
Worldwide Equipment – Louisa, Kentucky
The 22,000 square-foot Louisa full-service dealership is at 17033 U.S. Highway 23 less than a mile from the Kentucky-West Virginia border on a 5-acre site. It features 12 service bays, a 4,700 square-foot parts department with 550 square-foot parts display area, and a comfortable drivers’ lounge. It is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Lisa Moore serves as office manager; Paul Napier is service manager; and Bryan Meade is parts manager. The phone number is 606-638-0821.
Worldwide Equipment - Cross Lanes, West Virginia
The new Cross Lanes full-service dealership is in a 32,000 square-foot facility located on a 7-acre lot at 1 Jain Drive. It features a 6,000 square-foot parts department with a 1,000 square-foot parts display area, drivers’ lounge, and 17 service bays. The dealership is open extended hours from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Regional manager Rick Horan serves as branch manager. The phone number is 304-776-5600.
Worldwide Equipment operates Kenworth dealer locations in Kentucky (6), South Carolina (3), Virginia (1) and West Virginia (6), and is part of the Kenworth PremierCare(R) dealer network of more than 380 locations in Canada and the United States. More information about Worldwide Equipment is available on its web site (www.thetruckpeople.com).
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