Company expansion to bring 40-60 new jobs to Zanesville


Staff report



Fyda Freightliner, Inc. is pleased to announce that construction of their newest full-service truck dealership is well underway. Sitting on 15 acres, the 46,000 sq. ft. facility will be conveniently located at 5005 East Pike, which is situated near Interstate 70 exit 160 and Airport Road. Information has been circulating for months that the company would be opening a brand new Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio. Today, the target grand opening is being confirmed for April 2016.

“Our company is growing and we’re excited to be able to have the opportunity to service some of our current customers closer to their home bases, while expanding our services to future customers over a wider area,” said Gary Tiffan, general manager of Fyda’s Columbus and future Zanesville dealerships. “We’re excited to be coming to Zanesville, and are impressed at how well we are already being received while we have been making personal visits in the area.”

Fyda Zanesville will carry a large inventory of new and pre-owned heavy- and medium-duty commercial trucks. New Freightliner and Western Star trucks will be available, along with a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles of all makes and models also on hand. The parts department will carry approximately $1 million in Freightliner and Western Star OE parts as well as a full line of all-makes truck parts and components. Selected trailer parts will be available.

The service department will include 24 service bays and will offer Express Assessment and Rapid Repair services with the goal of becoming a certified member of the Elite Support Network of Dealerships in the first year of operation. Fyda Zanesville will be a certified warranty center for Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, Mercedes, Cummins, Eaton, and Meritor, and will feature a chassis engine Dyno for performance diagnostics and a Hunter computerized alignment rack to be used to perform all axle alignment and under vehicle inspections. Full maintenance and repair services will be available for all brands of commercial and large recreational vehicles, and will include DPF and DOC cleaning and maintenance, flywheel machining, glass repair, and radiator repair service among other offerings. All Fyda Freightliner technicians are factory trained and certified on the latest diagnostic equipment.

Customers will have access to several amenities including a comfortable climate controlled customer lounge, free Wi-Fi, workstations, satellite TV, free coffee, vending machines and a microwave. Several restaurants and hotels are within walking distance of the future dealership.

“We are also excited to be able to support the local economy in Zanesville, and our plan is to bring between 40 and 60 new jobs to the area,” said Gary. While all management and sales positions are filled, openings are available for technicians, warehouse workers, and other support staff. Interested parties should visit www.fydafreightliner.com to submit an employment application. The hiring process is expected to commence in January 2016.

Fyda Freightliner Western Star Zanesville, Inc. is planning to offer extended hours of operation with the service and parts departments to be open six days a week, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Truck salespeople will be available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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