Rihm Kenworth opens new facilities in South St. Paul and Coon Rapids - Global Trade Magazine
  July 30th, 2018 | Written by

Rihm Kenworth opens new facilities in South St. Paul and Coon Rapids

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  • Rihm Kenworth is the second-oldest continually operated Kenworth dealer in the world.
  • RFC now operates 21 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, with a total workforce of 300 employees.
  • After 85 years in St. Paul, Rihm Kenworth moved its corporate headquarters to South St. Paul

Rihm Kenworth recently celebrated the opening of its new facilities in South St. Paul and Coon Rapids, where the family-owned business sells and services The World’s Best Kenworth trucks. Rihm Kenworth is the second-oldest continually operated Kenworth dealer in the world. The new facilities accommodate the company’s recent growth, as they acquired a commercial truck leasing company last year.

Rihm Kenworth’s parent company is Rihm Family Companies (RFC). Both the South St. Paul and Coon Rapids locations offer the entire array of RFC services, which includes truck sales, leasing, rental, repairs, and truck parts sales. RFC now operates 21 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, with a total workforce of more than 300 employees.

“We are very happy to be up and running at both new locations, providing the same excellent service with an improved experience for our customers,” said Kari Rihm, president and CEO of RFC. “If you are in need of service, repairs or parts, we are a one-stop shop.”

After 85 years based in St. Paul, Rihm Kenworth moved its corporate headquarters to its 68,000-square-foot facility in South St. Paul, off the city’s historic Concord Street. The new full-service location in Coon Rapids near the intersection of Highway 610 and Coon Rapids Boulevard totals 75,000 square feet and features a body shop with state-of-the-art paint capabilities, a frame-straightening rack, and alignment diagnostics and repair.

The new shops also offer comfort and convenience with heated floors, customer lounges, and extended hours of operation. “We’ve built our new offices with people in mind,” said Rihm. “These facilities are helping us improve our service and offerings for our loyal customers throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.”

Rihm isn’t only expanding its space. It is also expanding its workforce, with open positions for diesel techs, parts sales, delivery, warehouse jobs, and more. More information on open positions is available at RihmKenworth.com.

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