Navistar has officially opened its new Used Truck Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park, Illinois, designed to be the new home for the Diamond Renewed 180-plus point inspection and serving pre-owned truck reconditioning program for used International trucks.

With the closure and sale of the  Used Equipment Reconditioning Center in Indianapolis, Navistar decided to co-locate with the Melrose Park prototype and testing facility, near Chicago.

“One of the greatest advantages of a centralized Reconditioning Center is the ability to work hand-in-hand with the on-site Product Engineering and Prototype Team in order to fully understand product durability and use this knowledge to provide the highest level of service to our customers.” said Jeff Heichel, vice president, Used Truck Operations, Navistar.

A centralized Reconditioning Center helps ensure a consistent product is available to all International Dealers and Navistar’s own 15 Used Truck Sales Centers, says the company. It also will offer the ability to handle large transactions in a timely fashion.

The Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park includes a wash bay, detailing and paint booth, welding room and a parts storage area.

Navistar plans to relocate its nearby International Used Truck Sales Center to its Melrose Park facility in the new year, creating a flagship location that incorporates full range capabilities provided by the new Reconditioning Center.