Grand Opening of Nova Truck Centres | Dartmouth September 16
We would like to announce the Grand Opening of its new Dartmouth facility at 670 Wilkinson Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on September 16, 2016.
After the merger in 2013 and rebrand in 2015, the Company decided to build a new Dartmouth facility and bring the two Dartmouth teams under one roof and close its 100 and 116 Thornhill Drive locations.
President & CEO, Peter Macgillivray noted “As our business in Dartmouth continued to grow, it was becoming more difficult to serve our customers out of our two existing facilities. The logical next step was to combine our operations under in one new dealership. Our new building on Wilkinson was designed with our customer’s needs in mind. It is also really great to have all of our employees under one roof.”
The Grand Opening will take place from 12pm to 7pm and will kick-off with the official ribbon-cutting at 12pm.
Here’s what’s happening.
Some people take a traditional route of having a BBQ—we on the other hand like to step it up a notch, so why not do a huge pig roast? We’ll also have salads, stuffing & beverages. We’ll be serving food around 1230pm and going till it’s gone!
Because everyone loves a present, am I right? Don’t forget to fill out a ballot and put in one of our ballot boxes for a chance to win some seriously cool prizes. We’ll be giving away visa gift cards, product gift cards, universal 5 position charging stations, leather coats, an ultimate outdoor cooler, bonus airmiles, Warn ATV Winch, t-shirts, just to name a few. Thanks to Freightliner, CIBC, Bendix, Meritor, Horton, East Penn Canada, NU-Line, Deloupe, Larochelle, Stemco, MGM Brakes, Drive Products, Shell, Pana Pacific, Landoll, ACE Manufacturing, Cummins, and Great Dane for providing prizes!
What’s a grand opening without a grand prize? Stay tuned to find out the BIG prize…let’s just say if you have a travel bug, you’ll love this prize!
Who’s going to be there? We’ve got some awesome vendors including Cummins, Meritor, Horton, Atlantic CAT, MGM Brakes, Mr Key Tags, East Penn Canada, Truck-Lite, Big Truck Rental, Ormac Industrial, Drive products, Western Star, and Freightliner. Test out products, ask the experts, grab some swag and more!
We’ll also have our top trailer reps on-site to showcase their trailers including Great Dane, Larochelle, Deloupe, Landoll, and Custom Trailers.
Stop by our Tech Talk Corner and ask our expert technicians & Corporate Trainer, Randy McRoberts all your technical questions—get some tips & tricks on how to manage your rig better.
You’ll want to check out our Service Demos too, where our technicians will be performing preventative maintenance and common issues truckers come across in their daily routine!
Who doesn’t love some good music? That’s why we’re having Hal Bruce perform live from 2-6pm at our Grand Opening. Hal Bruce is a One-Man, One-Voice, One-Guitar, BIG SOUND full-time entertainer/music producer/songwriter, from Nova Scotia, Canada. Listen to some of his songs.
Parts & Service Specials
We’ve done up a big flyer in spirit of our Grand Opening—did I mention free coupon?! Check out the deals. We’ll also be giving out a special service coupon the day of at our entrance table as a thank you. Shhh… we’re not telling just yet.
The 40,000 square foot building is a concrete tilt-up construction that sits on 8 acres of land. Builders, BS Stevens Ltd built the new facility with the latest design for energy efficiency.
The new state-of-art facility was built with the customer in mind—focusing on the customers overall experience. It is a fully certified Elite Support facility, meaning the ultimate goal is to maximize vehicle uptime and ensure customers experience a higher standard with every visit. If customers do have to wait, there’s lots of amenities offered in the Driver’s Lounge that customers can take advantage of including, laundry facilities, a quiet room, shower, and lounge area with WIFI, TV, beverages, snacks, and more.
Service Manager, Grant Corkum said “The bigger facility and increased bays will provide us with the ability to develop our Express Assessment process and therefore serve more customers in less time.” Express Assessment is the commitment to provide a preliminary diagnosis and communicate to the customer within 2 hours of arrival. The new shop has a full drive-thru bay dedicated to this service.
This building features a 7,000 sq ft Parts Warehouse and 2,000 sq ft Parts Showroom, allowing more parts inventory on hand and can easily ship to Truro & Westville locations, as well allowing customers the opportunity to browse through a selection of parts in-store. All Nova Truck Centre locations offer AIR MILES Reward Miles on all parts, service and truck & trailer purchases.
This location offers both Freightliner and Western Star trucks sales under one roof as well as trailer options.