M&K Truck Centers, Volvo Trucks 2014 Dealer of the Year, announced today that they are opening an additional Volvo and Mack dealership located in Central Indiana. This facility marks M&K’s entrance into the Indiana market with Volvo trucks. “We couldn’t be happier that Volvo selected M&K to represent them in this central Indiana market. Volvo is the best business partner in the heavy duty truck industry. Their market share growth is a reflection of their innovative engines, transmission, remote diagnostic and fuel economy technologies. Volvo’s commitment to customers and dealers is second to none,” said Ron Meyering, President of M&K Truck Centers. “We are pleased we will be able to support the northern Indianapolis, Frankfort, Lafayette and Kokomo markets for both Volvo and Mack from this new location. The additional dealership is intended to maintain our strong competitive advantage (in the Midwest),” Ron went on to say.
GRAND OPENING NEAR O’HARE
M&K Truck Centers welcomed over three hundred guests to their official grand opening for the newest dealership in Des Plaines, IL last week. The public was invited to tour the facility at 901 West Oakton St., have lunch, and meet the staff for the Chicago area. The half-day event started with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce members to help welcome M&K to the area.
M&K Truck Centers have positioned themselves to be the most conveniently located dealerships in the Chicagoland area. They are committed to providing the best possible service to their customers and this new location has expanded the opportunity to deliver that. The grand opening event provided visitors a chance to learn more about M&K, the brands they represent and to see for themselves the latest technologies and advancements M&K offers. Employees and executives from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America were on site to answer questions, give facility tours, and talk about their trucks, parts, and services. Newly acquired M&K Trailer Centers was onsite to represent Wabash trailers for guests at the event.
NEW! M&K TRAILER CENTERS
M&K Truck Centers, the 2014 Dealer of the Year for Volvo North America, announced today the acquisition of L & V Trailer Sales Inc. M&K Truck Centers’ corporate mission is to be recognized as the preferred provider of transportation products and service, today they add trailer sales, rentals and leasing to their expanding company. This acquisition will help fulfill that mission by allowing M&K to provide one stop shopping for trucks, trailers, leasing, rental, parts and service.
COMING TO O’HARE!
Construction and renovations started in mid-January at 901 W. Oakton St. preparing for a new M&K Truck Centers dealership coming to the O’Hare area. This will be the tenth and newest location in the dealership group as they extend sales, service and leasing capabilities throughout the Midwest. M&K’s corporate vision has been anchored around providing the best possible service to their customers in an ever changing economic, operating and regulatory environment. “Extending our service area in Chicago was the next logical step based upon the development in the area. We looked north of our existing stores in Alsip, Summit and Joliet to complement our current Illinois dealer footprint,” said Ron Meyering, President at M&K, about opening the O’Hare dual-branded dealership.
Jeff Spence has been named General Manager for M&K NationaLease, the full service truck leasing company for M&K Truck Centers. Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the truck leasing and logistics field working for Ryder and PacLease in various sales and management roles. Most recently, Jeff held the position of Vice President of National Accounts for NationaLease. His appointment was made by Ted Pilecki, M&K Truck Centers’ Chief Operating Officer.
RELOCATING HOLLAND’S FACILITY
M&K Truck Centers, a dealership group based in Byron Center, MI, announced today that they are re-locating their successful Holland parts and service facility. M&K has been at the previous location on Interchange Drive since September of 2006. “Customer demand far exceeds this location’s capacity creating the need to re-locate to better serve our customers,” said Ron Meyering, President of M&K Truck Centers about this move.
M&K Truck Centers, a truck dealership group based in Byron Center, MI, announced today that they opened a 5,200 square foot maintenance shop and parts warehouse located at 1300 Touby Pike in Kokomo, IN on October 1, 2014.
General Manager of M&K Truck Centers in Indianapolis, Randy Whiteford, is motivated to service customers in this additional area of Indiana. “Kokomo is going to offer general service and repairs, parts, rental and leasing vehicles and contract maintenance for our customers. This second Indiana location will open up accessibility to our skilled M&K technicians and allow dedicated service to be done efficiently.”
DEALERSHIP ACQUISITION, BECOMING M&K
Grand Rapids, Mich. – Today, M & K Quality Truck Sales completed the acquisition of four Chicago-area businesses: Chicago Mack Sales & Service (Summit, Il.), Mack of Joliet (Channahon, Il.), Chicago Truck Sales & Service (Alsip, Il.), and Truck Lease Chicago (Summit). This will mark the first time Michigan-based M & K will have a physical presence in the Chicago market.
“This acquisition creates a terrific market area for our collective customers,” said Ron Meyering, President and CEO of M & K Quality Truck Sales. “We will now be able to provide unparalleled service to customers operating in the upper Midwest.” M & K currently has four locations in West Michigan, as well as in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a captive customer shop in Columbus, Mississippi.
M&K Truck Centers New Building in Kalamazoo
M&K Truck Centers, a full service truck dealership group, announced today that their new, 23,000 square foot building is under construction in Kalamazoo. Plans to re-locate from Meredith Dr to this new site and be fully operational are set for this fall. President of M&K, Ron Meyering, is excited about the opportunities with this move.
“It was necessary to re-locate so we’re able to increase our service capacity and lend additional support to our leasing customers in the area. We needed the new building to accommodate growth in demand for our services in and around Kalamazoo. Our customers will continue to receive world class service, parts support, leasing and sales from our existing team.”
M&K TRUCK CENTERS
M & K Quality Truck Sales, one of the nation’s largest Mack and Volvo dealer groups, announced today that they will begin operating under a new name and will be known as M&K Truck Centers. At the same time, the company unveiled a new identity and will soon be showing a fully redesigned web site, www.mktruckcenters.com. The company’s ownership and staff have not changed.
President Ron Meyering said, “As part of our continued expansion and commitment to serving customers, my leadership team believes it’s appropriate to rebrand our company to better reflect what we do.” He went on to state, “All of our services and proven brands are backed by the same experienced team and bring the same confident approach to the industry that our customers rely on.”