PETERBILT DEALER OPENS TWO NEW FACILITIES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Bolingbrook, IL (September 8, 2010)
Peterbilt Motors Company is pleased to announce the opening of two new, first-class dealer facilities in Bolingbrook and Bensenville, Illinois, providing truck sales, lease, rental, parts and service support to customers in the greater Chicago area.
Grand openings for both locations were held at each of the new facilities. The 18,500 square foot facility in Bolingbrook includes a 12,000 square foot service shop with 13 service bays, a large parts inventory as well as a parts retail center and truck wash station. The Bensenville facility (near O'Hare International Airport) is 17,000 square feet including five service bays and a large parts warehouse. The O'Hare facility also features a 50 person training center.
"Peterbilt is committed to the growth and development of our dealer network," said Bill Jackson, Vice President of PACCAR and General Manager of Peterbilt. "We continually work with dealers to explore location expansions in their respective territories. We are extremely pleased that JX Enterprises has made the significant investment in its two new locations to better serve their customers."
"Our top priority is to ensure customers receive superior service during every experience they have with our dealerships," said Eric Jorgensen, President and CEO of JX Enterprises. "Our ability to provide immediate parts availability, expedite service repair times, provide rental equipment, as well as offer full service leasing options, are all critical to the success of our customers. Strategically opening locations in the greater Chicago market will allow our customers ready access in this congested market."
For Peterbilt customer Nu Way Transportation, a full-service logistics and transportation company based in Bloomington, Illinois, the new dealerships have proven to be valuable resources for their business in Chicago.
"Peterbilt Chicago – Bolingbrook and – O'Hare provide convenient and reliable service for our fleet of trucks," said Vernon Schrof, President of Nu Way Transportation. "Both locations are convenient, and with trained service technicians and large parts inventories on-hand, they allow our trucks to be repaired and back in service quickly, which lets us concentrate on servicing our clients as efficiently as possible, and ultimately helps ensure our business remains profitable."
JX Enterprises is one of Peterbilt's largest dealer groups, and operates 12 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. Four of its locations – Peterbilt of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Madison and Waukesha, and Peterbilt of Illinois in Rockford – received Peterbilt's Best-in-Class Award or Platinum Oval Award in 2010 for outstanding performance.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficiency solutions with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its 300-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry-leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.