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Inland Kenworth rewarded for environmentally-friendly operations

NANAIMO, B.C. -- Inland Kenworth celebrated its grand opening recently, one year after first opening its doors.


Inland Kenworth's new facility in Nanaimo enhances customer support and provides an environmentally friendly dealership.
Inland Kenworth's new facility in Nanaimo enhances customer support and provides an environmentally friendly dealership.

NANAIMO, B.C. — Inland Kenworth celebrated its grand opening recently, one year after first opening its doors.

The dealerships goals were to offer excellent customer service while expanding business and providing an environmentally-friendly operation. One year since opening, the dealership says it has accomplished each of those goals.

Were very proud of our new facility in Nanaimo, said Jim Beiderwieden, Inland Group president in Burnaby, B.C. It represents our continuing commitment to provide Kenworth customers with the worlds best trucks and service. By incorporating green measures into the dealerships design and operation, Inland Kenworth also leads the way in helping to reduce the industrys impact on the environment.

Branch manager Al Gendron, said the city of Nanaimo recently recognized the dealership as an environmental leader thanks to its green design. It was recognized through the citys Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation program.

The facility uses a water run-off reclamation system which takes rain water and melted snow from the roof and filters it through a man-made stream bed to the local drainage system. Parking lot run-off, meanwhile, is stored in large settling ponds. The dealership has a high-intensity lighting system that saves energy by automatically adjusting to ambient outdoor lighting conditions. And the washroom lights are activated by motion.

The dealership is situated on a nine-acre wooded site. It features 12 service bays, 33,000 sq.-ft. of space, a 1,200 sq.-ft. parts department and a large indoor showroom.

Were very pleased so far with the increase in business compared to the former location, said Gendron. We expect to see even more customers come through our doors, particularly as more people learn about the many new Kenworth products and convenient access.


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