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Volvo opens Advantage Truck Center location in Greensboro, N.C.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The site for the new center was deemed the perfect location because of its elevation and high visibility from the interstate. (Courtesy: VOLVO TRUCKS)
The site for the new center was deemed the perfect location because of its elevation and high visibility from the interstate. (Courtesy: VOLVO TRUCKS)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Advantage Truck Center recently opened a new location in Greensboro, North Carolina, increasing Volvo Trucks sales and service capabilities in the southeastern United States.

Located off Interstate 40, the new $7.5 million full-service dealership offers 20 service bays and $2 million in parts inventory.

The 48,000 square-foot facility opened October 5. Prior to opening the 48,000 square-foot facility, sales, parts and service and the leasing and rental operations were located at different sites in Greensboro and Kernersville, North Carolina. The new facility offers all products and services through one new location, built specifically to look similar to the nearby Volvo Trucks’ North American Headquarters.

“Advantage Truck Center’s state-of-the-art facility in Greensboro offers customers further options for sales, service and support,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Customers demand a truck and a dealer network that helps them improve their return on investment while maximizing uptime. The new Advantage Truck Center will do just that.”

Dealer principal Terry Young said he selected the new site after looking at several locations near Greensboro, a top 25 market in the U.S. The chosen site was deemed the perfect location because of its elevation and high visibility from the interstate.

“We needed a new facility that would properly take care of our customers and one that was in line with Volvo’s image,” Young said. “The new site offers a totally new environment for customers — one that is modern, inviting, efficient and well-illuminated, which also benefits our employees.”

Young began Advantage Truck Center in 1995. Now, he owns locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Durham, Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, as well as the Greensboro site. Young’s Truck Center Inc., doing business as Advantage Truck Center, was recently named one of North Carolina’s top 100 privately owned companies by Grant Thornton LLP, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.

Young was listed 44th, moving up from 48th in 2014.

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the largest privately owned companies in the state, and we have our 220 employees to thank for their dedication and service,” Young said. “Without them, we would not have achieved all that we have in the last 20 years.”

Advantage Truck Center employs 70 people in Greensboro, including six master technicians. Advantage Truck Center in Greensboro is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Volvo Trucks has more than 360 dealer locations in North America. The dealers are critical to delivering customers outstanding uptime support and services, stated a Volvo news release. Since 2010, Volvo dealers have invested $400 million in facilities and personnel, resulting in a 75 percent increase in bay capacity and 96 percent more technicians.

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