Rihm Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Lake Elmo, Minn., to provide expanded service support to customers and truck operators in the greater Twin Cities metro area.
“We are excited to expand our footprint in the Twin Cities to better serve our growing customer base here, and the growing amount of truck traffic moving across the Upper Midwest,” said Kari Rihm, who serves as Rihm Kenworth’s president and CEO. “Opening this new facility coincided soon after Rihm Kenworth’s 65th anniversary as a Kenworth dealer, a milestone we proudly celebrated in 2014.”
Rihm Kenworth-Lake Elmo serves as a satellite facility for Rihm Kenworth’s flagship store in St. Paul, which is 20 miles west of St. Elmo. The 18,000-square-foot Lake Elmo facility has six dedicated service bays and a wash bay that can also serve as two additional service bays as demand requires. It offers a 5,200-square-foot parts department with a 600-square-foot display area and 5,600 square feet of parts storage, providing ample room for parts inventory.
Rihm Kenworth-Lake Elmo is located on 5½ acres at 11530 Hudson Blvd., just off Exit 253 on U.S. Interstate 94. The new Lake Elmo location joins four other facilities under the Rihm Kenworth banner located in Albert Lea, Sauk Centre, and St. Paul, Minn., and Superior, Wis. Rihm Kenworth received the Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award for the United States and Canada for three of the past four years (2011, 2012 and 2014).
“We can provide a higher level of service to several transport companies and to contractors, pick-up and delivery couriers and food haulers,” Rihm said. “And since our location is so close to I-94, it will be easy for east and westbound truck drivers to find.”
Rihm Kenworth–Lake Elmo is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 651-272-4480. Jerome Barney, Rihm Kenworth’s corporate parts manager, will serve as the branch parts manager, and Larry Cornwell, Rihm Kenworth’s corporate service manager, will serve as the branch service manager.
Rihm Kenworth is part of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 360 locations in the United States and Canada. Rihm Kenworth’s Internet home page is www.rihmkenworth.com.