According to John Rihm, president of Rihm Kenworth and grandson of the founder, all the dealership had to do back then was sell four Kenworth trucks to become a dealer. "Kenworth's sales manager came to my grandfather and had four trucks that had been originally spec'd for a heavy-haul operation in Mexico. He said, 'If you can sell these trucks, we'll sign you up as Kenworth dealer.' Well, it didn't take long. We sold them all to a petroleum hauler and the rest is history. Since then, we've sold tens of thousands of Kenworth trucks."
St. Paul's oldest truck dealership (founded in 1932), Rihm now occupies a full city block on University Avenue (Rihm's third location since its inception). Rihm Kenworth not only offers new and used trucks, but offers 24-hour service, five days a week. Last year, Rihm Kenworth added a full-service branch located in Duluth, MN/Superior, WI.
For more information, visit Kenworth's web site at http://www.kenworth.com/kw or Rihm Kenworth's site at http://www.rihmkenworth.com.