M&K TRUCK CENTERS News

 

HELLO FRANKFORT, INDIANA!

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. The new site, which is easily accessible off I-65 at Hwy 28 in Frankfort, IN, will undergo renovations for the next few months. The 11 acre property purchased formerly housed a Harley Davidson dealership and will have extensive renovations to its 15,000 square foot building including a 15,600 square foot addition. Upon completion…

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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. M&K brings unique insight and extensive knowledge of the trailer market from serving their transportation customers for over 25 years. The former L & V staff of 25 employees, including their president; Rob Velthouse, who will serve as General Manager for the newly formed M&K Trailer Centers, join M&K’s team of over 500 employees. “This is such a great opportunity for L & V, and I couldn’t imagine a better pairing than L & V and M&K,” said Rob. “Everyone at L&V is looking forward to working with the team at M&K, expanding our product offerings and growing the trailer business.” L & V is an authorized dealer for Wabash National, East, Fontaine and Timpte Trailers. These premium brands will be the base…

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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. “With the road construction happening at the Elmhurst exit (off I-90) it’s going to be more than convenient to get to this M&K from the highway. We’ll have easy access right on the Northwest corner of that new diverging diamond interchange,” Ron went on to say after announcing the new dealership’s location. M&K Truck Centers will occupy 70,000 square feet of the existing building at the site in Des Plaines, IL. Plans for the space include 30 bays for servicing…

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NEW HIRE

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. Ted stated, “We are trusting Jeff’s expertise in the industry will develop our leasing footprint in the mid-west. He brings knowledge and leadership that we’re confident can lead us in the right direction to give our leasing customers the best possible experience.” “I am happy to be here and get started” Jeff said on Monday during his first day at M&K NationaLease. “We’re really looking to grow and enhance our presence in the market to ensure M&K NationaLease is the trusted name for truck leasing across Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.” More information about M&K NationaLease and M&K Truck Centers can be found online at mktruckcenters.com.

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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. The new site, which is conveniently located on Blue Star Highway, not only offers a larger service area and parts warehouse capacity but 6 acres of land which could allow for additional growth if necessary. Tracy Schnitzler, Director of Service Operations for M&K Truck Centers, stated “This location gives us a lot more room to expand. Just the size of the building itself will enable us to better serve the customers for parts, service, and leasing. We can be better organized, better stocked with in house parts, and move trucks through service with ease and offer onsite parking to our leasing customers. The Holland staff is excited to move.” The location includes 8,500 square feet of service, parts and office space and is currently undergoing renovations to raise the roof and increase height to…

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NEW LOCATION

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.” M&K Truck Centers is growing at a steady pace in 2014 having already expanded their service facility in Byron Center and recently announcing their new building under construction in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “It’s always exciting to be able to bring jobs to the economy and grow into the surrounding markets.” Ted Pilecki, COO for M&K Truck Centers said. He went on to state “we’re eager to bring additional support to our loyal customers in the mid-west and to be able to provide them with quality products and services that they’ve come to trust from M&K.” Kokomo was open for business earlier…

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