Construction recently was completed on a 7,400-square-foot addition to the Peterbilt of Norfolk building in Norfolk, Neb. Eight new bays added to the east end of the metal building opened for business in mid-April at the heavy-truck dealership on Highway 81.
The addition to the Norfolk building, which was built in 2008, was needed to accommodate the growth in customer demand for service in northeastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota, says Dennis Zimmerer, service manager. The service department gained six new service bays, which will boost the service center to 15 service bays, plus a wash bay.
The parts department’s two easternmost bays are being equipped with parts shelving and other storage facilities. The parts department will gain about 1,700 square feet of floor storage space for large items and 600 square feet of small parts shelf storage within the new addition. The new storage bays will help employees handle the growth in parts sales and make warehouse operations more efficient, says Ron Hoefelman, parts manager.
Earlier this year, improvements were made to the parking lot and traffic flow. A turnaround lane was paved on the south side of the property to allow trucks to make U-turns. The paving improvements included a larger trailer parking area and an employee parking lot.
Peterbilt of Norfolk is one of four dealerships owned by Sioux City Truck Sales in the region. Founded in 1954 and still family-owned, SCTS also operates full-service Peterbilt dealerships in Sioux City, Des Moines and Council Bluffs-Omaha.