Motor Power Equipment, Billings MT Completes Major Expansion, Enhances Customer Support

Motor Power Equipment recently completed a major $4 million expansion of its full-service dealership in Billings, MT.

Motor Power Equipment – Billings, a Kenworth dealer, more than doubled its facility size to 60,000 square feet on 10 acres.

The service department area is more than 36,000 square feet in size and has 34 bays, including Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube, quick repair and trailer bays. The dealership also has a 5-ton overhead crane, mobile truck lifts, special OEM tooling to diagnose and repair critical components such as engines and transmissions, wireless fluid tracking system, and a dedicated body shop. The parts operation features a larger parts display area, nearly 5,000 square feet of additional parts warehouse space for excellent availability, and knowledgeable staff. Amenities include a large driver’s lounge with a 55-inch LED flat screen television and data ports for notebook PCs, and a large training room for customer and employee use.

“We made a very significant investment to create a modern, state-of-the-art truck dealership, which will provide expanded customer support in new and used trucks, parts and service, and the body shop,” said Brian Sunwall, vice president of Motor Power Equipment, which also operates Motor Power Kenworth – Great Falls.

“We also thought it was important – from both a business and good citizen perspective – to utilize energy-efficient technologies and construction methods,” said Sunwall, who noted that the facility was constructed with tilt-up concrete to reduce heating and cooling costs and polycarbonate clear overhead doors and skylights to add natural light and solar heat.  Motor Power Equipment – Billings also uses timers on radiant heaters in each service bay; high-output, energy-efficient light fixtures; motion-controlled light and plumbing fixtures; time clocks for light and heating and air conditioning systems; and an electrical outlet shut-off system.

“Customer response to our new facility has been very positive so far, and we had more than 650 customers attend our grand opening in June,” said Marilyn Sunwall, vice president of Motor Power Equipment, who coordinated the major construction project in conjunction with her son, Brian Sunwall. “Motor Power Equipment – Billings serves a wide variety of market segments, including food distribution, agricultural commodities, heavy equipment transportation, vocational and energy-related activities from Montana east of the continental divide and most of Wyoming.”

The dealership offers Kenworth PremierCare parts and service programs, and PACCAR Financial support through flexible retail loans, leases and insurance products for the transportation industry.

Motor Power Equipment – Billings is conveniently located at 4941 Midland Road near Exit 447 from Interstate 90.

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