New Kenworth facility under construction in Minnesota


Rihm Kenworth announced Thursday it is building a new facility in Albert Lea, Minn., to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts, and services.

The new dealership will be located off Interstate 35 at 77847 209th St., and is slated to open later this fall. Until then, Rihm Kenworth will continue operating its Albert Lea business out of its current facility which is located off Interstate 90 in Albert Lea on 230th St.

“This new location for Rihm Kenworth is ideal. Our services will be easily accessible to customers; it provides a much larger space for us to do business, with ample parking, and room for future growth,” says Kari Rihm, CEO and president.

Rihm Kenworth says its new Albert Lea dealership will offer the entire array of Rihm Family Companies’ services, which includes truck sales, truck parts sales, truck repairs, and truck equipment leasing and rental (offered through Rihm Leasing).

The facility will feature 27,000 sq. ft. including 12 services bays, a wash bay, and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of warehouse. Retail parts displays will anchor the walk-in parts department and will be adjacent to a spacious and comfortable driver lounge with many amenities. Both new, used and lease/rental offices will be on-site for truck customer’s convenience, the company says

The Albert Lea dealership marks the fifth new facility that Rihm Kenworth opened since 2017. In early 2018, two new facilities in the Twin Cities opened for business, including Rihm Kenworth’s new headquarters in South St. Paul. Prior to that, Rihm had announced its new dealership in Winona, Minn. Then its new Mankato, Minn., dealership extended Rihm’s network even further late in 2019.

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