Four Star Freightliner was finally able to hold the official ribbon cutting ceremony for its seventh location in Valley, Ala. The celebration had been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joining Jerry Kocan, Four Star Freightliner dealer principal, and his wife Nancy for the ribbon cutting on Sept. 10 was State Rep. Debbie Wood, Valley Mayor Leonard Riley, members of the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Chambers County Development Authority, Four Star Freightliner staff, customers and supporters.
“It was very exciting to be able to acknowledge and celebrate all of the hard work and perseverance that went into launching this new facility in this great community of Valley, Alabama,” Kocan says.
“The community has been so welcoming and supportive and our team there is such a great group of people. We are so excited to finally be able to commemorate the opening of this new dealership to add to our Four Star Family,” Kocan says.
The new $4 million facility, located just off I-85 on Exit 77 at 1051 Four Star Drive, opened in December 2019 and there are currently 16 employees, with plans to hire more workers.
The Valley service department is headed by a trained, certified diesel technician and the staff includes a road truck technician whose primary job is to provide mobile maintenance. The parts department makes deliveries while also having a fully stocked warehouse for customers who visit the location. There also is a full-time sales staff available to assist customers with purchasing or leasing heavy and medium duty trucks.