WATERLOO, Ont. — Volvo Trucks of Waterloo had its share of headaches in trying to open a facility at Hwy.s 401 and 97, but construction is now set to resume after the building collapsed in 1999.
“It’s going to be a little smaller than originally planned,” says Jim Pinder, general manager of the Volvo Trucks Waterloo. “We’ll have the ability to expand when we need to.”
He explains, however, that the Expressway Volvo Waterloo location will still boast a long list of features. The 39,000 square-foot (sq.-ft.) building will offer both sales and service, eight 820 sq.-ft. bays, a rapid lube pit, and a driver’s lounge complete with work stations and showers.
Work will officially restart on the fallen dealership in April with completion slated to coincide with work on the westbound 401 exit to Hwy. 97, which will make it much more truck friendly.
“Right now the ramp is just terrible,” says Pinder. “The province is going to extend the ramp, make it two lanes and it will bring the traffic out right beside this property.”
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