When Inland Kenworth in British Columbia opened its latest facility, the goals were to enhance customer support, expand business and provide an environmentally friendly dealership. Inland Kenworth – Nanaimo says it has succeeded in all accounts, and recently marked its first year of operation with a grand opening event.
“We’re very proud of our new facility in Nanaimo,” says Jim Beiderwieden, Inland Group president in Burnaby, B.C. “By incorporating green measures into the dealership’s design and operation, Inland Kenworth also leads the way in helping to reduce the industry’s impact on the environment.”
“Our facility has been recognized for its innovative green design and features by the City of Nanaimo,” says Al Gendron, Inland Kenworth – Nanaimo’s branch manager, who noted that the dealership was highlighted as a leader in the city’s “Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation” program.
Inland Kenworth – Nanaimo says it uses an innovative water runoff reclamation system, which carries rainwater and snowmelt from the roof via a sluice box onto a rock garden, then through a man-made streambed to the local drainage system; parking lot runoff is stored in large settling ponds. The company says the facility has a high-intensity lighting system that saves energy by automatically adjusting to ambient outdoor lighting conditions. Also, washroom lights are activated by motion, and the facility also retains the existing tree buffer, Inland Kenworth – Nanaimo says.
A member of the Kenworth dealer network of nearly 300 locations in Canada and the United States, Inland Kenworth – Nanaimo maintains its Pacific Northwest heritage with its new location on a 9-acre wooded site. The new facility is more than 33,000 square feet in size, or nearly three times larger than the former facility, and provides enhanced support with 12 service bays, 1,200-square-foot parts department, increased parts storage and a large indoor showroom with a truck display.
“We’re very pleased so far with the increase in business compared to the former location,” Gendron says. “We expect to see even more customers come through our doors, particularly as more people learn about the many new Kenworth products and convenient access.”
Inland Kenworth – Nanaimo is located off Provincial Route 19 (also known as the Nanaimo Parkway) at 2365 Northfield Road in Nanaimo. The dealership is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 250-758-5288 or toll-free 800-565-6960. The Nanaimo dealership is one of 22 Inland Kenworth locations in British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, Arizona, California and New Mexico. Inland Kenworth is a member of the Inland Group.