Kenworth of South Louisiana has opened a new parts and service location with two service bays near U.S. Highway 90 in Lake Charles, La.

The new Kenworth of South Louisiana dealership is located on 12 acres at 441 S. Goodman Road, just off U.S. Highway 90 and east of Exits 10B and 11 of U.S. Interstate 210. The Lake Charles location joins four other dealerships under the Kenworth of South Louisiana banner in Carencro (Lafayette), Harahan, Houma and Port Allen, La. 

“Lake Charles is the largest community in southwest Louisiana and this new location sits in the heart of the industrial area,” said Scott Oliphant, president of Kenworth of South Louisiana.

“The 12 acres provides us the opportunity to grow the facility as demand requires,” Oliphant said. “Already we’re looking at expanding the location to a much larger facility with more service bays and more room for parts storage and display.

“The growth in Lake Charles is driven indirectly by U.S. on-shore oil and gas development.  Several large industrial facilities are either in planning or late stage development in the Lake Charles area, which will either export liquefied natural gas or convert natural gas to liquids.  These projects are very large and will be quite a boon to the local economy over the next several years,” Oliphant said.

The Lake Charles location operates a parts delivery truck, offering area customers excellent parts support. The dealership also has three trained service technicians for the PACCAR MX-13 engine and provides warranty service support.

The Lake Charles location is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The phone number is 337-405-7856. Butch Benoit is the branch manager. Kenworth of South Louisiana–Lake Charles is part of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 345 locations in the United States and Canada.