KW dealer opens store to serve Utah oil patch

Oct. 28, 2011
Dealership chain Kenworth Sales Co. recently opened another location-- a 10,000-sq-ft parts and service facility in northeastern Utah near U.S. Route 40. The new Kenworth location is east of Vernal, Utah, on just over five acres at 5259 South 5400 East in Naples, UT

Dealership chain Kenworth Sales Co. recently opened another location-- a 10,000-sq-ft parts and service facility in northeastern Utah near U.S. Route 40. The new Kenworth location is east of Vernal, Utah, on just over five acres at 5259 South 5400 East in Naples, UT.

“Continued growth in oil and gas production and exploration in the nearby South Ouray and the Res Wash fields has created a great need for this new parts and service facility,” said Kip Ekker, gm of the Vernal location. “We’re pleased to respond to that need with this new store located in the remote northeastern corner of Utah, 30 miles west of the Colorado border. It will allow us to provide our customers immediate access to TRP Aftermarket Parts and five factory-trained service technicians.

“This new facility serves the town of Vernal and its neighboring communities, including Naples,” he added. “It’s located a few hundred yards south of the corner of U.S. Route 40 and South 5400 East within sight of the highway. Before we opened here, customers had to drive two hours south to our facility in Price, UT, or three hours west to our West Valley City location in the Salt Lake City area.”

The new Kenworth Sales Co. location boasts six service bays, with one bay dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services. A 750 sq-ft parts retail display area complements a 3,500-sq-ft parts warehouse. The location also offers parts delivery service and is outfitted with a comfortable driver lounge.

Kenworth Sales Co. Vernal is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 435-789-1430. The service manager is Colby Shaw and the parts manager is Dane Christiansen.

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