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PARKERSBURG - Matheny Motors in Parkersburg is expanding into Nitro, W.Va.
Matheny Motors finalized plans last week on the 3-acre, 25,000-square-foot facility in Nitro to locate a new commercial truck division and a second factory outlet store, company president Tim Matheny said.
The new dealership, which features a 17,000-square-foot service and repair center, will carry Frieghtliner, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, Hino, Thomas Built Bus, Miller Industries' towing and recovery equipment and Landoll Trailers.
"As we are approaching our 90th year in the truck equipment industry, I am excited to be able to offer a complete and full-line of trucks and equipment to our partners in the trucking, coal, oil, gas, construction, towing and transportation fields," Matheny said.
Matheny said the Nitro facility will open the company to new markets in the southern coalfields.
Matheny has taken over the former Turnpike Chevrolet used car facility in Nitro. Matheny Motors factory outlet will open next month with the truck division expected to be open around mid-November.
A grand opening will be held next spring.
The new site will employ 20-25 people, Matheny said.
The company employs 135 full-time and 25 part-time personnel in three states.
Matheny Motors was established in 1922 and has five locations: Parkersburg, Mineral Wells, Nitro, Marietta, Woodbridge, Va.
Matheny Motors is an authorized dealer for Freightliner, Volvo, Hino, Isuzu, Thomas Built Bus, Miller Industries, Landoll Trailers, Buick, GMC and Suzuki.