Longtime Kenworth dealer Truckworx has opened a new body shop location in Graysville.

The 110,000 square foot facility, located on Bankhead Highway, also includes a parts department, road-ready service center and fueling station. There is also a PacLease leasing and rental center in the facility.

“We are thrilled to be opening a new location in Graysville and are excited about the opportunity it will give us to improve our level of service,” said Truckworx owner and CEO Will Bruser. “Not only will this be the largest commercial body shop in the state, but Graysville’s proximity to Birmingham will also allow Truckworx to use this space to get trucks road ready as they arrive, freeing up some much-needed space in our Birmingham shop. We will also be able to serve our northwest Jefferson County and Walker County customers much better out of the new location.”

Graysville Mayor Clark Julio-Davis told 1819 News he is excited about what the new business will bring to his city.

“It’s a great asset for Graysville,” said Julio-Davis. “It was an old Lowe’s building that closed down in 2018. The city bought the property and then sold it to Truckworx and Kenworth, and they opened a month ago. We are very excited about having them. They’ve got about 400 trucks over there. We’re real excited about what they’re going to be doing here in Graysville.”

“This new facility for our body shop gives us the ability to better serve our customers,” said body shop manager David Morgan. “The new body shop features some truly incredible technology. One of our paint booths is the largest in the southeast and includes manlifts to aid in painting complete trucks and trailers.”

Other Truckworx locations are across Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, and the company currently employs about 450 people. Kenworth was founded in Birmingham in 1978.

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