A bit of post dinner chat among local Columbus, Ga., area trucking and recovery professionals (L-R) included Joey Davis of Red Classic Transit; Rick Davis and Mike Koepsell of Columbus Towing & Recovery; Tim Williams, Yancey Truck Centers; and Bill Quick
Yancey Truck Centers held a grand opening celebration Oct. 4 for its new Columbus, Ga., sales and service center.
The Columbus opening marks the seventh Yancey Truck Centers location to open in South Georgia. Officially opened three months ago, the 15,000-sq.-ft. Columbus facility sits on five acres, which had previously been a Nissan car dealership. The building was modified to accommodate trucks with an increase in the height of the service bay entrances. Other modifications included installation of new doors for six drive-thru bays. The facility also features a covered steam bay and two covered service advisor bays.
Yancey Truck Centers quickly established a fully stocked parts department, as well as a daily shuttle of parts to and from the other Yancey Truck Centers locations. Parts delivery from the Columbus location directly to the customer also is available.
“If we don’t have it on the shelf, we can have it the next day from one of our other locations, said Eric McKnight, Yancey Truck Centers on-highway product support general manager. McKnight added that the Columbus location is staffed by “highly skilled technicians trained at the factory level by International-Navistar, Caterpillar, Cummins, and Blue Bird bus.”
The grand opening drew a steady stream of guests throughout the late afternoon and into the evening.
Yancey Truck Centers staff fired up two massive grills early in the day and slow cooked pork and chicken, while serving up all the sides to their guests.
A wide variety of trucks were on display and plenty of manufacturer and dealer representatives were on hand to help with the event. Many door prizes were awarded and various parts specials and other special deals were available during the event.
The Yancey Truck Centers Columbus, Ga., facility is located just off I-185 in Columbus, Ga., at 1600 Box Road.