The full service dealership, equipped with a PremierCare facility to service all truck makes and models, will display both new and used trucks. For the past 15 years, the truck manufacturer has been servicing the Ottawa region through its Kingston dealership.
"Our customer base in Ottawa has been requesting for a number of years that we open a branch in Ottawa. It really comes down to a service issue," said Tandet Kenworth general manager Al Diemert.
The new dealership, scheduled to open Aug. 1, will open at about half the size of its Kingston counterpart, but it is expected to grow to be even larger than its sister dealership in three years. The 30-year-old Kingston dealership will be replaced with a brand new facility later this year and the company’s other Eastern Ontario dealership in Peterborough will become a larger, full-service branch in about 12 months.