M&K TRUCK CENTERS News

 

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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DEALERSHIP ACQUISITION, BECOMING M&K Wednesday, October 01, 2014

M&K QUALITY TRUCK SALES ACQUIRES CHICAGO MACK, CHICAGO TRUCK, MACK OF JOLIET & TRUCK LEASE CHICAGO 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. Chicago Mack and Chicago Truck are two of the country’s leading Mack and Volvo dealerships. With this acquisition, M & K will be the largest Mack and Volvo dealer group in the central region, and among the five largest nationwide. Chicago Mack, Chicago Truck and Mack of Joliet will also continue to sell and service Hino and Isuzu trucks.

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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.” Ground broke in May 2014 for the new facility at 2593 Azo Dr in Comstock Township. Anticipated completion date is November of this year. This prime location will be managed by M&K veteran, Jim Johnson, who stated, “M&K has had a presence in the Kalamazoo area for many years. With our steady growth in the community and increased customer base the time was right to invest in a larger, state of the art facility to support our customers including local, transient and rental/lease. By relocating along…

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