Kenworth Names 2011 Top Dealers

Kenworth Truck Co. named its heavy duty and medium duty dealer of the year awards at its recent Dealer Meeting in Columbus, OH.

Edmonton Kenworth took top honors as 2011 Kenworth Dealer of the Year while Rihm Kenworth was named 2011 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.

“It’s a great privilege and honor for Edmonton Kenworth and our many dedicated employees to be recognized with the 2011 Kenworth Dealer of the Year award,” said Gary M. King, president of Edmonton Kenworth. “There are many outstanding Kenworth dealers, so this award is certainly a very special achievement. We especially thank our many customers for their business, and we look forward to continuing to provide them with excellent support.”

Edmonton Kenworth was selected as Kenworth Dealer of the Year from among Kenworth’s six Gold Award winners for 2011. Other Gold Award winners are GreatWest Kenworth (Calgary, Alb.), Kenworth of South Louisiana (Gray, La.), MHC Kenworth – Colorado (Denver), MHC Kenworth – Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), and Wallwork Kenworth (Fargo, N.D.).

“Edmonton Kenworth had an outstanding performance during 2011,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “Edmonton Kenworth sold and leased a very significant number of Kenworth trucks, achieved strong market share in both heavy and medium duty truck sales, operated excellent facilities, and provided exceptional customer support. Congratulations to The World’s Best Kenworth dealer for 2011.”

Edmonton Kenworth is a major supplier of trucks, parts and service to the oilfield, logging, and highway markets in the Edmonton region and northern Alberta, Kenworth said. It has won three Kenworth Dealer of the Year awards, eight Gold Awards, and a Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year award in the past 11 years. The dealer’s leasing operation (PacLease Edmonton Kenworth) received the PacLease North American Franchise of the Year award in both 2009 and 2011.

During the Kenworth Dealer Meeting, Kenworth also honored its 14 Silver Award winners for 2011 which are: Custom Truck Sales, Kenworth of Jacksonville, Kenworth Maska, Kenworth Sales Company, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City, MHC Kenworth – Texas, Papé Kenworth of Oregon, Rihm Kenworth, Motor Power Kenworth – Great Falls, Kenworth of South Texas, Kenworth Quebec, Wichita Kenworth, Wisconsin Kenworth, and Worldwide Equipment of West Virginia.

Rihm Kenworth has locations in St. Paul, Albert Lea, and Sauk Centre, MN, and Superior, WI.

“The Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award is a significant achievement for Rihm Kenworth,” said Kari Rihm, president and CEO of Rihm Kenworth. “The hard work of our many employees combined with the broad, flexible Kenworth product line enables Rihm Kenworth to provide quality medium duty trucks to customers in a variety of market segments including agriculture, petroleum, medical logistics, regional haul, pickup and delivery, utility and even the local newspaper.

According to Kenworth, Rihm nearly tripled its medium-duty truck sales last year.