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JX Enterprises adds two Peterbilt dealerships


Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Between the two new locations, JX Enterprises gains responsibility for sales and service of Peterbilt product in more than 48 counties and nearly half of Indiana. Pictured is the Peterbilt Model 587. (Courtesy: PETERBILT MOTORS CO.)
Between the two new locations, JX Enterprises gains responsibility for sales and service of Peterbilt product in more than 48 counties and nearly half of Indiana. Pictured is the Peterbilt Model 587. (Courtesy: PETERBILT MOTORS CO.)

WAUKESHA, Wis. — JX Enterprises (JXE) has added two new full-service dealerships in Indiana – one in Fort Wayne and the second in Indianapolis – expanding the JXE network to 15 locations, the company recently announced.

Both dealerships, formerly owned by Utility Trailers of Indianapolis Inc., doing business as Utility/Peterbilt, officially begin operating as JX Peterbilt-Fort Wayne and JX Peterbilt-Indianapolis Oct 10.

Between the two new locations, JX Enterprises gains responsibility of more than 48 counties and nearly half of Indiana.

Additionally, the acquisition includes the dealerships’ assets and expands the company’s JX PacLease rental and lease fleet to approximately 800 vehicles.

“These two new locations allow us to extend our best in class products and support more comprehensively throughout the Midwest, providing customers with more convenient access and greater choices,” Eric Jorgensen, president and CEO, said. “We continue to strategically grow our business, adding locations, expanding our lineup of services and further positioning our company as a complete solutions provider for the transportation industry.”

The company also said it plans to retain nearly all 90 of the current employees of the two dealerships.

Highlights of the new locations include:

JX Peterbilt-Fort Wayne: This 30,000-square-foot facility features new and pre-owned truck sales, full-service rental and leasing and a modernly-equipped service shop with 14 bays. It is located near Interstate 469 and Highway 30 (exit 19A) at 12010 Declaration Drive in New Haven on the East side of Fort Wayne. Its parts and service departments are open from 7 a.m. to midnight weekdays and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

JX Peterbilt-Indianapolis: In addition to new and used truck sales, full-service rental and leasing, and a 25-bay service shop, this 70,000-square-foot dealership also has a state-of-the-art body shop. It is located near Interstate 465 and Interstate 74 (exit 4) at 4255 South Harding St. on the South side of Indianapolis. Its parts and service departments are open from 7 a.m. to midnight weekdays and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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“These two new locations provide JXE with tremendous opportunities,” Vice President of Sales Kurt Jorgensen, said. “In addition to the two largest cities in Indiana, the new territories are home to customers engaged in a wide variety of applications which we are well equipped to support through vehicle sales and aftermarket support.”

JX Enterprises, headquartered in Waukesha, Wis., and founded in 1970, operates 15 full-service medium- and heavy-duty truck dealerships operating as JX Truck Center and JX Peterbilt in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The company is committed to partnering with its customers to provide one-stop-shopping for the full array of sales, financing, leasing, rental, integrated parts support and service solutions for the transportation industry, company officials said in a news release.

The JX Truck Center location in Wausau, Wis., provides Volvo trucks, service and parts in addition to Peterbilt offerings. JX Enterprises provides full-service rental and lease packages through JX PacLease and customized financing solutions through JX Financial.

For additional information, please visit www.jxe.com.

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