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Truck dealership ready to move, expand

8/21/2014

By MATTHEW KENWRIGHT

By MATTHEW KENWRIGHT

mkenwright@dailynews.net

A 5-acre plot at 22nd and Canterbury in Hays will be the new home of Bruckner's Truck Sales Inc. this spring.

Approximately 40 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the Mack and Volvo truck dealer's expansion. The property is almost three times the size of the company's location at 1595 Chetolah Gold, said Brian Bruckner, president of Bruckner Truck Sales.

The move allows Bruckner's to better serve their oil and agriculture customers. The proximity to Interstate 70 also puts the company within a close distance for trucks needing repairs.

Tim Lang, general manager at Bruckner's in Hays, said the business has 16 employees and plans to hire more after the new site is established.

"I think it's a good overall work ethic out here," Lang said. "It's good to have some hardworking employees. Everybody's very dedicated. We feel very fortunate in that respect."

Tammy Wellbrock, executive director for the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, said the growth of a business reflects a successful investment in the community.

"It's always exciting to see expansion of an existing company because we know they have already embraced our town's strengths and have an understanding of our community's needs. And therefore, to me, that equals a foundation of success for a business," Wellbrock said.