Michigan Kenworth has opened a new full-service dealership in Gaylord, MI.
The dealership is on a 7-acre site 3 ½ miles southwest of its former parts facility. The new facility is 14,000 sq. ft. and includes a 14-bay shop for service and a 2,000 sq. ft. parts department carrying Kenworth proprietary and TRP all-makes parts.
The Gaylord dealership is at 1134 Milbocker Road, near the Gaylord Regional Airport, about 2 miles northwest of Exit 279 on U.S. Interstate 75.
“With this new location, we can offer customers more complete solutions to their transportation needs with new Kenworth models, including the Kenworth T880 and T680, Paccar MX-13 engine, and Kenworth PremierCare parts and service support,” said Jim Kamps, vice president of Michigan Kenworth. “Logging, petroleum hauling, natural gas production and construction are predominant industries in the Gaylord area. Since Kenworth trucks have a solid reputation in those industries, we expect to do especially well with the Kenworth T680 and T880.
Brothers Vince and Norm Brecheisen, previous owners of the truck service facility, will act as the operations manager and the new truck sales manager, respectively.
“We purchased our new Michigan Kenworth facility from the Brecheisen family, who operated a truck service location here for many years,” Kamps said. “By retaining their longtime employees and providing them training on Kenworth and Paccar products and services, not only can we maintain existing relationships they’ve cultivated over the years, but also forge new ones.”