April 24, 2014
The new 32,500 square foot facility is expected to house 10 full-service repair bays, a dedicated natural-gas bay, a fully-equipped modern machine shop, along with an approximate 10,000 square feet part warehouse.
“Right now (in Hagerstown) there is minimal demand for natural gas, but I expect that will gain in acceptance and I wanted to stay ahead of the curve,” Baltimore Mack Trucks president Steve Parker says of adding a natural gas service bay to the rural Maryland site. “It’s a market that is evolving.”
Parker says he expects to add additional employees once the new site is opened and that all employees from the company’s current Hagerstown location will be relocated.
“We’re increasing size of facility, and I do expect to grow the employee base,” Parker says. “We’ll be located next to a Pilot truck stop and at the I-70 interchange. We’ll have good exposure. We’re building a larger, more modern facility, but accessibility (of the new store) was a key attribute.”
Construction is expected to take about eight months and the finished complex, which will offer sales of Mack and Hino brand trucks, will rest on six paved acres.
Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers operates five dealerships in Maryland and one in Virginia.