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Northwest Equipment Sales has opened a dealership in Burbank, Wash., that offers brands from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. It is its first location in the state and intended to serve the fast-growing Tri-Cities region in the southeast section of the state.
Mack and VTNA are brands of Volvo Group.
The 30,000-square-foot facility on 10 acres features four drive-thru service bays and an end bay, with the ability to accommodate 15 trucks. The dealership has eight service technicians and expects to have 18 employees total by the end of the year. It also is offering $250,000 in parts inventory, with plans to increase that amount over the next few months, according to the Boise, Idaho-based dealership.
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Construction at the facility began in March 2019 but had to initially be suspended March 23 due to state restrictions as a result of COVID-19. However, the dealership was deemed an essential business by the state, and construction resumed March 31.
“We are pleased that we were able to move forward with opening our new facility in one of the fastest-growing areas in Washington, despite the challenges created by COVID-19,” Vice President of Operations Jesse Hibler said in a release. “We look forward to continuing to deliver the highest level of customer service at all four of our locations.”
The company also has two dealerships in Idaho and one in Oregon. — Transport Topics
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