JX Truck Center broke ground on a new 28,000-square-foot facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., during a ceremony with village officials and company management on July 16. The new site is located about six miles south of the commercial truck dealership’s current location in Wausau.
“The new JX Truck Center will feature industry-leading green technologies and customer service amenities that will make it a landmark facility,” says Eric Jorgensen, president and chief executive officer of JX Enterprises, the parent company of JX Truck Center. “It will give us significantly more space throughout all operational areas, provide greater highway visibility and dramatically improve access for customers.
Jorgensen says the service center will be equipped and certified to repair and maintain natural gas vehicles. “More and more customers are operating these alternative fuel vehicles,” he says. “We will be one of the few service providers in the region with a shop purpose-built for this service work.”
The dealership will continue to be a full-service facility and represent the Peterbilt, Volvo and PacLease brands. Its shop capacity will increase to 14 bays – six of which will be for the body shop – and an additional wash bay and expandable paint area.
“Being able to plan and build the facility from the ground up allows us to incorporate numerous features that will enhance the customer experience,” says Sam Stevenson, JX Truck Center general manager. “It will set new standards for what customers expect from a commercial vehicle dealership.”
Parts storage also will increase, as will the company’s parts inventory. The 1,200-square-foot retail area will showcase parts and merchandise for customers, and the truck lot will be larger for easier customer parking and provide more space for new and pre-owned truck display areas.