Pozzo Truck Center is celebrating its 95th year as a Mack Trucks dealer, serving the Gary, Ind., area since the 1920s.

Founded by William A. Pozzo, the business was opened after a Mack parts and repair facility in Gary closed. Pozzo was an Italian immigrant who was a mechanic at the facility and also raced with the Fiat team at the Indianapolis 500. He sold some bonds to build the dealership's original locationin Gary.

“Pozzo Truck Center has been serving Mack customers almost as long as Mack Trucks has been in business,” said Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of sales for Mack Trucks North America. “On behalf of the entire Mack family, congratulations to Pozzo on this impressive achievement.”

The Gary location has 16 service bays and is a full-service facility with 24/7 breakdown service. The South Chicago Heights facility has 10 service bays and the South Bend site operates as MTE Sales & Service.

Pozzo later added other locations in South Chicago Heights, Ill., in 1986, and South Bend, Ind., in 2016.

“Mack is synonymous with tough, reliable trucks and integrated powertrains,” said Jud Salmon, who owns the dealership with his wife Linda, William Pozzo’s granddaughter. “The integrated powertrain was a great selling point because Mack could control the quality of the components in the truck with its balanced design. Mack’s reputation helped our reputation as a dealer.”