Reading, Pa.-based Penske Truck spent $3.3 million to create a 12,000-square-foot facility on 8.5 acres in Garner, N.C., in the Greenfield South Business Park. The site in North Carolina, near Raleigh, has full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract maintenance services. Fifteen jobs were created as part of the expansion.
"With new business opportunities currently developing in the southeastern section of Wake County, we are very pleased to open a new location in Garner," said John Crockett, senior VP of the Southeast Region of Penske Truck Leasing.
"Strategically this location allows for access to the major entry points in the Raleigh market. Some of our largest customers in the food and newspaper industries are now within close proximity."
The new faciliry has six service bays, a two-lane fuel island and wash bay. The maintenance shop uses wireless technology that enables Penske’s service techs to automatically connect vehicles for service with diagnostic and analytic software.
The same services are now offered by Penske Truck Leasing at a new 16,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif.
"We opened this new location in Temecula to expand our service offerings," said Rick Pytlik, area VP of the Southwest Region of Penske Truck Leasing.
"We have some large customers in the food service, construction and hospital supply industries that will benefit. It is near Interstate 15 and there is quite a bit of Southern California commercial and consumer traffic running through Temecula."
The facility, situated on 3 acres, has three service bays and a wash bay. It is equipped with the same wireless and diagnostic equipment as the North Carolina store.
The other 2011 expansion is a new $7-million, 14,000-square-foot facility in suburban Buffalo (Cheektowaga, N.Y.). It was built on 8 acres and provides the same services and is equipped with the same tools as the stores in North Carolina and California.
"We're very pleased to make a sizable investment in the Buffalo market with this new Cheektowaga facility," said Dan O'Boyle, senior VP of the North Central Region of Penske Truck Leasing.
“We're now more centrally located within a thriving business community, and this is where most of our customers and prospects are located.”
This Buffalo-area location created jobs for 30 associates. It has four service bays, a two-lane fuel island and an automated wash bay.
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