July 21, 2020 12:30 PM, EDT

Palmer Trucks Announces Indianapolis Expansion

Palmer TrucksPalmer Trucks' new shop will feature 52 service bays and eight body shop bays to service trucks from across the region. (Palmer Trucks)

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Palmer Trucks plans to develop new facilities and hire more workers as it further expands operations in the Indianapolis area, the company announced July 21.

The company plans to develop new state-of-the-art facilities as part of the expansion and create up to 220 jobs by 2022.

“Despite the pandemic, we have remained safe and operational to serve our customers,” Palmer Trucks CEO John Nichols said. “Our economy depends upon trucks to keep moving forward, and this expansion project will enable us to keep more trucks on the road, ultimately increasing customers’ truck uptime.”

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Palmer Trucks is a third-generation, family-owned commercial truck sales, parts and service provider based in Indianapolis.

The company also announced that it is about to celebrate 55 years in business.

“With homegrown Hoosier companies like Palmer Trucks at the wheel, Indiana will continue to position our state for long-term economic stabilization and growth,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said. “For 55 years, Palmer Trucks has provided quality products and services to customers across the country. Now, the company is growing again in Indiana, expanding its Indianapolis footprint and creating even more career opportunities for Hoosiers.”

Palmer Trucks closed on a facility that will become a diesel technician training center, parts warehouse, body shop, corporate offices and full-service Kenworth dealership June 8. The company is also planning upgrades to the existing Kenworth dealership on Holt Road. In total the capital investment project is projected to cost $17 million. — Transport Topics

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