October 30, 2013
That’s how long it took to go from a small ground breaking ceremony in December of last year to a two-day grand opening event this month.
Officially opened for business Sept. 9, Campbell Freightliner’s newest location consolidates two Edison and one South Plainfield location.
The grand opening ceremonies, held Oct. 11-12, were attended by local dignitaries, Freightliner executives and executives from the dealership’s firetruck and ambulance brands, Spartan and WheelCoach.
The new 90,000 square feet facility sits on just more than 16 acres and is one-and-a-half miles from Exit 8 off the New Jersey Turnpike.
“We searched for probably 10 years for a location within Middlesex County (N.J.),” Scott Campbell says. “We came upon this site in 2011 and the site is premiere as far as commercial truck location.”
The new store has 1,100 foot of frontage on the Turnpike’s northbound lanes and encompasses 40,000 square feet of parts and service space with 39 truck stalls.
Campbell says 40 technicians are spread across two shifts at the Daimler Elite Support Certified dealership.
An additional 13 delivery trucks travel into three states twice each day.
Campbell says the company added approximately 15 employees prior to moving into the new and larger location, adding he expects to add a third shift in the parts and service department in the next 12 months, making the dealership a 24 hour operation.