Diamond International of Springfield, Mo., held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 4 at 2635 E. Diamond St., the future home of the new facility. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon reception for Diamond International customers, employees and local community leaders, including Jim O’Neal, mayor of Springfield. More than 350 guests attended.
“Diamond International of Springfield has been providing great service to our customers for more than 30 years,” says Dick Sweebe, president and chief executive officer of Diamond Companies. “In order to support market growth for the long haul, we are building a new state-of-the-art facility that will deliver a higher standard of value to customers in the Springfield market.”
The new dealership will have 15 drive-through service bays, a full-length wash bay, dedicated Accelerated Service bays, more than 20,000 square feet of parts storage and a drivers’ lounge with a flatscreen TV, Internet access and free Wi-Fi.
Diamond International is incorporating several environment-friendly features such as a heating system using recycled waste oil, energy-saving lighting systems and the latest in energy-efficient insulation and window products.
“Diamond International of Springfield has been a top-performing dealership for many years,” says Steve Cook, vice president and general manager. “We believe that our customers deserve the very best customer service experience. This new facility and our investment in the Springfield market demonstrate our commitment to quality service and our customers. The employees are very excited about this new facility. They are looking forward to a brand new environment that will enhance our performance and service to the market.”