Rihm Kenworth recently opened a new facility in Albert Lea, Minn., to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts and services.
The dealership is located off Interstate 35 at 77847 209th Street in Albert Lea. Rihm Kenworth is part of Rihm Family Companies. Albert Lea’s new dealership offers the entire array of Rihm Family Companies’ services, which include truck sales, truck parts sales, truck repairs and truck equipment leasing and rental (offered through Rihm Leasing).
“Relocating to this location after 14 years meets our need for more warehouse and shop capacity, efficiency, visibility and improved employee accommodations,” says Rihm CEO and President Kari Rihm. “We had outgrown our original space and view this move as a terrific opportunity to meet truckers’ needs on the I-35 corridor near two major truck stops.”
Before this move, Rihm had operated its Albert Lea business off Interstate 90 since 2006. Albert Lea is the crossroad of I-35 and I-90.
The Albert Lea dealership marks the 5th new facility that Rihm Kenworth opened since 2017. Early 2018, two new facilities in the Twin Cities opened for business, including Rihm Kenworth’s new headquarters in South St. Paul. Just prior to that, Rihm had announced its new dealership in Winona. Then its new Mankato dealership extended Rihm’s network even further late in 2019.
The new Albert Lea facility boasts 27,000 sq. ft. including 12 services bays, a wash bay and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of warehouse. Retail parts displays anchor the walk-in parts department and are adjacent to a spacious and comfortable driver lounge with many amenities. Both new, used and lease/rental offices are on-site for truck customer’s convenience.