CIT Group expands dealer network in Illinois

Updated Oct 6, 2012

CIT Group Inc. has opened a new location in Troy, Ill., 19 miles east of St. Louis.

The new location, known as CIT Kenworth of Southern Illinois, joins the Kenworth dealer network of more than 325 locations in the United States and Canada. CIT says the opening of the new dealership is part of a two-phase project that began last year with the opening of a parts-only location 12 miles west of the new facility.

According to the company, the 33,000-sq.-ft. dealership features 16 service bays, a parts department with a 10,000 sq.-ft. warehouse and 1,750 sq.-ft. of display area. A drivers’ lounge also offers a place for drivers to relax while waiting for their trucks to be serviced, CIT says.

“Our new Troy dealership is strategically located to enable CIT to provide quality Kenworth products and services to customers in our St. Louis and southern Illinois market areas, as well as the busy trucking corridors of I-70 and I-55,” says Bruce Thomas, corporate vice president and general manager for CIT Kenworth of Southern Illinois.

“Our employees’ dedication to providing outstanding customer service is the main reason why we’ve been able to follow through on our company’s plan to open this new facility in this important marketplace,” says Erick Miner, president and dealer principal of CIT Group Inc., which operates eight other Kenworth dealerships in Illinois: Bensenville, Champaign, Joliet, Morton, Normal, Peru, Rockford and Springfield.

CIT Kenworth of Southern Illinois is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The phone number is 618-931-4300 or toll-free 855-931-4300.

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