Kenworth of Mobile, Ala., opens new modern facility

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Kenworth of Alabama recently relocated its Mobile, Ala., area dealership to a new state-of-the-art facility that is twice as large as its former location and provides enhanced service, easier accessibility and a wider selection of new Kenworth trucks. A member of the Kenworth dealer network of nearly 300 locations in the United States and Canada, Kenworth of Mobile’s new location in Irvington, Ala., is on a 10-acre site that includes two buildings with a total of 45,000 square feet of space, a larger parking lot and easier access to Interstate 10.

Kenworth of Mobile has 27 service bays with six dedicated to preventive and express maintenance services, including Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube. The dealership has a state-of-the-art driver’s lounge with wireless Internet access, washer and dryer facilities, work space, two sleeping rooms with comfortable beds, and vending machines. The parts department has 6,000 square feet of storage and 1,200 square feet of display area, allowing the dealership to offer more parts on hand for its customers.

“This area west of Mobile is a prime location for sales growth with its proximity to Mississippi and the shipyards and port on Mobile Bay,” says Bob Mitchell, Kenworth of Alabama and Mississippi dealer principal. “With EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company) planning to build an airplane assembly plant a few miles to the east and ThyssenKrupp building a new ($3.7 billion) steel plant north of Mobile, Kenworth of Mobile is at the crossroads of a metropolitan area expected to have the nation’s fastest-growing economy in its category by 2012.”

Kenworth of Mobile is located at 8620 I-10 Service Road off the recently completed I-10/ McDonald Road/Mobile County Route 39 interchange in Irvington. The dealership is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The phone number is 251-957-4000 or toll-free 800-478-3901. Kenworth of Mobile will hold a grand-opening celebration and open house later this spring. Kenworth of Alabama and Mississippi also operates four other locations – Kenworth of Birmingham, Kenworth of Dothan, Kenworth of Montgomery, and Kenworth of Mississippi – Jackson.