ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nextran Corporation, one of the top selling dealers of Mack Trucks in the nation, broke ground on its state-of-the-art Atlanta regional location adjacent to Highway 85, northeast of Atlanta.
"I'm pleased that Duluth was selected for Nextran's flagship location," said Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris. "It's both an economic boost and an opportunity for new jobs. We are proud to welcome Nextran to our community."
The new, strategically located, Atlanta area location, which will create 80 new jobs, is scheduled to open in mid-2016 and will provide convenient access to the many major highway interchanges in the region. The 55,000 square foot facility will house both sales and service functions, focused on medium and heavy-duty trucks. The service shop, a large space of more than 120 linear feet, will feature an overhead crane spanning 112 feet, and a separate area for repair of vehicles powered by natural gas.
"With the opening of our 15th location, we continue to expand our network of Nextran Truck Centers to serve our trucking industry customers who have the important responsibility of delivering essential products for America's businesses and consumers," said Jon W. Pritchett, President and CEO, Nextran Corporation. "Our customers rely on us to keep them moving everyday – to us, it's about more than just selling and servicing trucks – it's about helping our customers fulfill the promises they've made to their customers. We take that responsibility very seriously."
"The addition of a new Nextran location to Mack's extensive dealership network will further Mack's ability to offer a low total cost of ownership to customers and help improve uptime support," said Stephen Roy, President of Mack Trucks North America. "Nextran is a recognized leader among truck dealers in terms of service and innovation. This facility will be a flagship dealership for Mack Trucks, and we look forward to our ongoing partnership with Nextran as we continue to provide service and support for our customers."
Nextran Truck Centers are strategically located along major transportation corridors in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, providing timely, reliable parts and knowledgeable, professional service for all truck makes and models. By keeping vehicles on the road, Nextran and its customers contribute to the country's economic infrastructure and growth. The company's product offering include some of the world's strongest brands: Mack Trucks; Volvo Trucks; Isuzu; Ford; and Fuso trucks. Visit www.nextranusa.com for more information.
SOURCE Nextran Truck Centers