Kenworth Sales Co. recently celebrated the opening of its newest location, a 10,000-square-foot parts and service facility near U.S. Route 40, with a grand opening that drew more than 300 people. The grand opening, which included a trade show and barbecue, was held over two days.
The new facility is located east of Vernal, Utah, on more than 5 acres at 5259 S. 5400 E. in Naples. The dealership features six service bays with one bay dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services. A 750-square-foot parts retail display area complements a 3,500-square-foot parts warehouse. The new location also offers parts delivery service and a driver lounge.
“Continued growth in oil and gas production and exploration in the nearby South Ouray and the Res Wash fields has created a great need for this new parts and service facility,” says Kip Ekker, general manager of the Vernal location. “We’re pleased to respond to that need with this new store located in the remote northeastern corner of Utah, 30 miles west of the Colorado border.”
Ekker says the new location will allow the company to provide customers immediate access to TRP Aftermarket Parts and five factory-trained service technicians. “Before we opened here, customers had to drive two hours south to our facility in Price, Utah, or three hours west to our West Valley City location in the Salt Lake City area,” he says.
Kenworth Sales Co.-Vernal is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 435-789-1430. The service manager is Colby Shaw, and the parts manager is Dane Christiansen.