Maudlin International Truck & Trailer will open its newest state-of-the-art facility at 2110 South Division Ave., in Orlando, Fla., next month.
The new 82,000 sq.-ft. dealership sits on nine acres and includes 45 service bays, 50,000 sq.-ft. of shop space and a 24,000 sq.-ft. parts warehouse, allowing the company to better support the ever-growing commercial truck industry within the Orlando region. Additionally, the company says the location will double as Maudlin International’s flagship location for greater Orlando and the company’s corporate headquarters for all of Maudlin International’s six locations throughout the state of Florida.
“Our current facility limited our ability to efficiently serve our customers. With our spacious new building, we have room now to add more technicians and stock more parts to better serve our customers and insure customer satisfaction,” says John Maudlin, principal of Maudlin International.
The company broke ground on the dealership last March, and the company says the new facility is conveniently located along I-4 where the regionally well-known Merita Bread Bakery once stood for nearly 50 years until 2012. It will be one of the largest dealerships ever constructed for an International-only franchise, says Vice President Mike Maudlin, and positions the business to best support the commercial truck industry in Central Florida for many years to come.
“We’ve needed a new facility for a number of years and we were fortunate to stumble on this property,” says Mike Maudlin, who adds the new location is less than a mile from its current Orlando headquarters. All operations will be shifted to the new facility when it opens on April 9.
John Maudlin says the new facility will allow the dealership to provide a “customer friendly operation that leads to both employee satisfaction and a better customer experience,” while Mike Maudlin adds the new location gives “our employees and customers something fresh, and will allow us to service the market better.”
Maudlin International plans to hire 30 to 50 employees over the next few years to maximize the operational effectiveness of the new location.
“Prior to the new building being built we did not have the facilities to support the demand in Orlando. We decided it was time to grow our business in 2016 and secured the plan in 2017,” Mike Maudlin says. “By building this new facility, we are investing heavily in the success of our customers in Orlando and we feel confident that this growth will better serve our customers for generations to come.”