FleetPride, Inc. announced it opened a 15,000-sq.-ft. facility in Wilmer, Texas, located at 605 N I-45. With this greenfield expansion, FleetPride will now have 20 locations in Texas.
The Wilmer location will be led by industry veteran Gary Cooper, branch manager, and his team who bring a combined 73 years of experience in heavy-duty truck and trailer parts. This new branch will expand the company’s service area in the South Dallas market which includes Waxahachie, Corsicana, Red Oak, Hutchins, Cleburne and Wilmer.
“Wilmer is an attractive greenfield location for several reasons,” says Lee Stockseth, FleetPride president and COO. “First, the I-45 corridor is undergoing a surge of industrial growth and expansion. Second, there is a large rail head less than one mile from our new Wilmer facility, making us well-positioned to serve related truck traffic. Third, adding an additional facility in the South Dallas market allows us to be more responsive to our significant customer base of local, regional and national customers in North Central Texas.”
“Greenfield expansions are an important component of our overall growth strategy,” says W.M. McGee, FleetPride chairman and CEO. “When there is a location that complements our existing network, and no suitable acquisition candidates are available, a greenfield expansion gives us the desired geographic presence to best serve the market’s needs.”