Wisconsin Kenworth opens facility on Michigan’s Northern Peninsula

Updated Sep 5, 2012

Wisconsin Kenworth has opened a parts and service dealership in Escanaba, Mich., located on 2½ acres, two blocks west of North Lincoln Road and providing easier access to the combined U.S. Highways 2 and 41.

“By opening a parts and service location on Michigan’s Northern Peninsula, we’re providing local companies, loggers, miners and shippers greater access to parts and service support for their medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks,” said Tim Johnson, vice president of Wisconsin Kenworth, who also oversees the Escanaba location.

Wisconsin Kenworth is a part of CSM Companies, which operates six other dealership locations in Green Bay, La Crosse, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Mosinee and Windsor, and Michigan Kenworth locations in Gaylord and Grand Rapids. “Our customers will no longer have to travel more than 100 miles south to Green Bay to access parts, service and warranty support,” Johnson said.

The main industries of Escanaba’s local economy are mining, logging and forest products. Escanaba is home to a large paper mill operated by a coated paper producer. The city’s port handles shipments of locally mined iron ore destined for other Great Lakes ports, especially Chicago.

The 10,000-square-foot facility features four service bays, a 5,800-square-foot parts department and 16-foot bay doors to accommodate logging trucks. The dealership provides full warranty service support for the Paccar MX engine. “We offer fleet customers parts delivery and remote maintenance service, plus we have emergency roadside assistance for fleets and truck operators,” Johnson said.

Wisconsin Kenworth-Escanaba is located at 2717 Danforth Road and is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The phone number is 906-553-7761. Hal Burton is the parts and service manager at the Escanaba location.

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