After years of planning and months of construction, Thompson Truck & Trailer officially moved into its new Dubuque, Iowa, dealership location this week.
Conveniently located along Highway 20 west of Dubuque, on the new Southwest Arterial exit, the company says the 29,500 sq.-ft., facility includes eight drive through bays plus an additional half bay. The service area also includes an overhead crane, a wash bay, increased parts warehousing space, and an improved customer lounge with a dedicated restroom and shower for customers.
Additionally, Thompson Truck & Trailer says charging infrastructure has been included in anticipation of the arrival of electric trucks in the future. Thompson Truck & Trailer will increase employee headcount from 35 to 45 in the coming months.
“This new building has been a long time coming,” says New Truck Sales Manager, Dave Duwe, who has been with the company for 40 years. “This is a great location, and the facility will be a huge upgrade for our team and our customers.”
Thompson was previously located off Kerper Blvd. at 1190 Roosevelt Ext. This new, state of the art, facility is an investment in the Dubuque community and the customers Thompson serves. The company says it is optimistic that a new, bigger, and better building will be an instrumental tool in serving customers and attracting and retaining top talent.
“Our new location will provide more space and ease of access for our customers,” says Joe Hoffman, general manager of the Dubuque dealership. “We’re excited for the added convenience, plus the increased visibility that we don’t have at our current location.”
Technicians also will enjoy spacious, pull through bays while the parts team will have space for additional inventory, the company notes. The project was completed by a local construction company, Portzen Construction.
“Our team is very excited for a new facility and our customers have asked for this,” says Travis Thompson, president and CEO. “I am excited to grow our business and continue to serve the hardworking men and women of the trucking industry.”