LISLE, Ill. – Marking a new chapter for its Diamond Renewal certified brand of used International trucks, Navistar held the grand opening of the company’s Used Truck Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park, Ill.
The facility replaces the now closed Indianapolis Center and will act as Navistar’s new home for its 180-plus point inspection and servicing center, which examines the Diamond Renewal reconditioning process to ensure a consistent product is available to all International dealers and the company’s own 15 used truck sales centers.
“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 of used truck operations for Navistar.
The Melrose Park location is fully scalable to meet demands and includes a wash bay, detailing and paint booth, welding room and a parts storage area.
“We worked with the Local UAW to structure a competitive agreement which facilitated the work coming to Melrose,” said Kevin Turner, director of reconditioning operations for used truck organization with Navistar. “I’m very proud of our team for completing the move in record time and in line with Navistar’s lean principles.”
The company plans to relocate its nearby International Used Truck Sales Center to the Melrose Park facility in the New Year.