CIT Kenworth Chicago Opens Full-Service Facility in Mokena
February 14, 2013
• by Staff
CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened its full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility in Mokena, Ill., on property facing U.S. Interstate 80, between the LaGrange Exit 145 and the Harlem Exit 148A.
The 39,000 square-foot facility features 20 service bays, a well-stocked 15,000-square-foot parts department, and a comfortable driver’s lounge with Internet access.
CIT Kenworth Chicago has been a Kenworth dealer in the Chicagoland area since 2004, with dealership locations in Joliet and Bensenville.
“At our Mokena location, we’re much more accessible to one of the most heavily traveled truck freight corridors in the United States, and to major regional crossroads, including Interstates 80, 355, 294, 57 and 94," explains Carl Herzog, CIT Kenworth vice president.
“The south central Chicago suburbs have seen a tremendous amount of growth in economic activity in the last several years,” Herzog said. “In Will County alone, the population has grown by 175,000 people, or 35%. With that population growth and new economic activity has come a need for an easily accessible dealership to provide truck fleets and operators quality Kenworth products and parts and service support.”
CIT Kenworth Chicago - Mokena joins nine other dealership locations operated by CIT Group Inc.: Bensenville, Champaign, Joliet, Morton, Normal, Peru, Rockford, Springfield and Troy.
The Mokena location, which is open from 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, offers parts delivery, full warranty service support for the Paccar MX engine along with a dynamometer. CIT Kenworth Chicago - Mokena also offers Paccar Leasing (PacLease) services.
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