Just before the New Year, we turned over the keys to the JX Truck Center south of Wausau, a 28,000 sqft., industry-leading commercial truck dealership for Peterbilt, Volvo and PacLease vehicles, featuring complete service and parts support and fully equipped body shop.
The JX team was committed to raising the bar for commercial vehicle dealerships with amenities and capabilities to drive customer satisfaction, as well as green technologies to make the building more sustainable. The Ghidorzi crew jumped at the opportunity to channel their inner gearhead to design and build a facility dedicated to horse power, hauling capacity and fuel efficiencies.
Following are a few of our favorite features:
- Designing the state’s first greenfield (new, not remodeled) facility to repair vehicles that run on compressed natural gas to accommodate the trucking industry’s shift from diesel to this more cost-effective fuel.
- Equipping the building to convert waste oil in the service area into clean fuel to heat the interior service area.
- Facilitating office and warehouse lighting that automatically adjusts its brightness according the amount of ambient (in the immediate area) light.
- Engineering a specialized retaining wall to support the concentrated tonnage of truck weight while maximizing the land parcel to achieve JX’s vision of providing a larger truck lot for easier customer parking and more new and pre-owned truck display areas.
- Installing an integral colored concrete floor in the office area to give the JX team ultimate flexibility in reconfiguring their space.
The new JX facility is just six miles south of its previous facility and, in addition to our favorites listed above, includes the following upgrades:
- 14 service bays, including six for body shop work, with an additional wash bay and expandable paint area
- Expanded parts storage and inventory
- Well-equipped and comfortable drivers’ lounge with Wi-Fi access
- 1,200 square-feet of retail area that will showcase parts and merchandise with an entirely new, modern design
A formal grand opening will be held this spring.