Inland acquires fellow Kenworth dealer

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Inland Kenworth will make a move east with its recent acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS Kenworth).

With more than 30 dealerships in Canada and the United States, Inland is one of the oldest and largest Kenworth dealers in the world, and a provider of heavy equipment in Western Canada. The addition of CTS adds six locations throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Regina, Saskatoon, Estevan, Swift Current, Winnipeg and Brandon.

“We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values: providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis on honesty and integrity. CTS’s award-winning service and excellent reputation in their marketplace align perfectly with our commitment to customers,” said Bill Currie, president and chief operating officer of Inland. “This strategic acquisition is centered around our customers, as we understand the importance of having convenient dealerships you can rely on.”

CTS Kenworth’s six locations, and more than 200 employees, have served the communities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario for more than 50 years. They are also the Doepker and Globe Trailer dealer for Manitoba.

“Moving forward, Custom Truck Sales will be operating with the same facilities and expert personnel currently in place,” Currie said.

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Inland was created in the late 1940s when its founder, Lloyd Parker, began selling surplus American army vehicles for use in Canada. A decade later, Parker opened his first dealership. The company has grown to employ more than 1,500 people from the Yukon to New Mexico.

“This is an exciting time for Inland, as 2019 marks our 70th anniversary. We have grown from a small-town dealership to one of the largest truck and equipment dealers in North America,” Currie said. “Our business strength is still in the relationships we have.”

Alongside Kenworth trucks, Inland is also a dealer of Case construction equipment, Link-Belt excavators and forestry equipment as well as Tigercat forestry equipment.