CIT Trucks celebrated the renovation of its Kenworth Truck dealership located at 185 Soccer Park Road in Fenton, Mo., with a grand re-opening celebration attended by more than 300 customers and community leaders. Guests learned about the latest industry technology from over 25 vendors, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and toured the dealership, among other events.
“We’ve built many lasting partnerships with the customers in this market,” says Jim Fields, general manager, CIT Trucks-Fenton. “They welcomed us to the area and we wanted to show our appreciation to the transportation industry and the community for the support we’ve received.”
Following the purchase of the assets of Kenworth of St. Louis in late 2015, CIT Trucks completed a $2.2 million renovation of the facility, adjacent grounds and customer parking areas. The 38,000 sq.-ft. building underwent an extensive remodel including a complete interior and exterior renovation and the construction of 6,000 square feet of additional parts warehousing.
A driver’s lounge featuring cable TV and WiFi, showers and laundry also was added during the renovation, along with updated office space, a parts showroom and training area designed for employee and customer education. The Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified dealership has 18 service bays, which include state-of-the-art tooling and Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLanes served by highly trained service technicians. For added convenience, CIT Trucks-Fenton expanded hours of operation from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
“We are honored to expand our facilities and services into Missouri and look forward to growing our offerings to the transportation industry,” says Bruce Thomas, vice president and dealer principal of CIT Trucks. “With over 75 years of combined industry experience leading the Fenton dealership, the CIT Trucks’ team is dedicated to serving our loyal customers with excellence in truck sales, parts and service.”
The full-service dealership represents Kenworth Truck Company, offering new Class 5-8 vehicles, premium used trucks, parts and service, along with PACCAR Financial services, rental and leasing solutions and body shop repair. Located at the interchange of I-270 and I-44 with access from major highways I-70 and I-55, CIT Trucks–Fenton is positioned to serve both the south-central Missouri heavy-duty truck market and long-haul drivers with routes passing through the St. Louis Metro area.