Wabash Canada recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of construction on its new sales and service location in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
The company said its new location will be home to the Wabash National trailer dealership and its GoRight fleet maintenance business, which supports local and national fleets throughout the life of their trailers.
Wabash Canada is the exclusive dealership in Eastern Canada for trailers manufactured by Wabash National, which recently awarded Wabash Canada its prestigious 5-Star Ambassador Award for outstanding dealership performance for the fourth year in a row.
“The groundbreaking at our newest location in Moncton represents an exciting additional milestone in the growth of the company,” said Brent Larson, CEO of Wabash Canada and GoRight. “We are very excited about our investment in Moncton and Atlantic Canada. We will be able to better serve our customers and our rapidly growing base of Wabash trailers domiciled in the region.”
Partnering with Wabash Canada, GoRight also is expanding in Moncton. GoRight, a fleet maintenance management business in Canada, manages maintenance for more than 6,000 trailers, employing nearly 100 technicians, the dealership said. GoRight manages maintenance for all makes of trailers, assisting and outsourcing fleet maintenance operations to ensure regulatory compliance, cost management and driving cost reduction strategies that lower vehicle life cycle costs.
More than 10 full-time trailer sales and service positions will be created in Moncton as a result of the company’s expansion, it said, providing a boost to the local economy. The construction project itself will create an additional 25 jobs and is expected to be completed in December. The facility will feature four double-wide service bays on more than 4 acres, including a truck wash bay and full-width overhead crane for bulk tanks and truck bodies, facilitating maintenance for all makes and types of trailers and light-duty truck repairs.
The in-house parts inventory also will support the expanding GoRight mobile maintenance business in Atlantic Canada.
“With the GoRight business under the same roof, we can confidently deliver on our promise to provide warranty and industry-leading fleet maintenance and after-sales service and support for our customers,” Larson said.
Notable attendees for the groundbreaking included Larson; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Steve Melanson, Atlantic Canada’s sales director; Shawn Lacey, GoRight president; and Neil Christensen, senior vice president of sales and marketing.