Kenworth truck dealer Truckworx has opened its newest location in Graysville, Ala. The 110,000-sq.-ft. facility houses the company’s expanded and improved commercial body shop in addition to a parts department, road-ready service center, onsite fueling station and PacLease leasing and rental operations.
The newly renovated facility is located at 1100 Bankhead Highway in Graysville, Ala., about a mile off Interstate-22 in Jefferson County.
“We are thrilled to be opening a new location in Graysville and are excited about the opportunity it will give us to improve our level of service,” says Truckworx Owner and CEO Will Bruser.
“Not only will this be the largest commercial body shop in the state, but Graysville’s proximity to Birmingham will also allow Truckworx to use this space to get trucks road ready as they arrive, freeing up some much-needed space in our Birmingham shop. We will also be able to serve our northwest Jefferson County and Walker County customers much better out of the new location,” Bruser says.
The body shop will occupy approximately 70 percent of the total square footage at Truckworx-Graysville and features three new, state-of-the-art paint booths. Other body shop services include complete collision repair, refurbishing equipment to meet trade terms, complete or spot/area painting, frame repair, front end alignment, cab repair or replacement, aluminum box repair, cargo box panel, door and floor repair, fiberglass repair, fabrication, glass replacement and cosmetic upgrades.
“This new facility for our body shop gives us the ability to better serve our customers,” says David Morgan, body shop manager. “The new body shop features some truly incredible technology. One of our paint booths is the largest in the southeast and includes manlifts to aid in painting complete trucks and trailers.”
Truckworx-Graysville also houses a 17,000-sq.-ft. parts warehouse as well as 45 service bays. Truckworx will use this newly expanded facility to get trucks road-ready, completing DOT inspections and PDI processes, including checking serial numbers, removing tape and coating, turning out exhaust stacks, filling DEF and fuel tanks, engaging road tests, washing and more, the company says.
The Graysville location also is equipped to handle any upfitting, such as wet line kit and headache rack installation, and will also house a 12,000-gallon onsite fuel tank.
“At Truckworx-Graysville, our job is going to be getting our customers road-ready,” says Richard Williamson, vice president of service. “This new building is another step to ensure we are doing everything we can to provide convenient and excellent service to anyone who walks in our doors.”
The newly expanded PacLease leasing and rental division also will be out of Truckworx-Graysville. PacLease offers both short-term rentals and long-term leasing, providing the customer with financial and operational benefits. This allows clients to focus on the core functions of their businesses, while Truckworx handles everything else, maximizing uptime and productivity.
“We are proud to offer PacLease customers in the northwest Jefferson and Walker County areas a more convenient location to store equipment, drop off and pick up rental equipment and access other features like our new on-site fueling station,” says Kyle Stewart, vice president of leasing and rental.