(Posted Oct. 5, 2022)
By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer
Fyda Freightliner Columbus Inc. hosted a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 30 to celebrate their newly relocated full-service heavy commercial truck dealership at 2700 Plain City Georgesville Rd. NE, West Jefferson.
In its former location, Fyda Freightliner Columbus occupied five buildings that housed truck sales, parts and service teams, a body shop, detailing service, its vehicle finance partner Highway Commercial Services, and its corporate employees.
According to manager Neil Fyda, the new 180,000 square-foot building in West Jefferson boasts 24 body shop bays, 60 service bays, 3,500 solar panels that can provide 1.4-megawatts of power, community spaces for customers and employees, and additional amenities such as picnic tables and a four-acre pond stocked with fish. Walking paths and a dog park for customers who travel with their canines are planned, as well.
The dealership still offers 24/7 parts and service, as well as regular hours for body shop and detailing services.
Fyda Freightliner is a dealer of Freightliner and Western Star trucks, Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier vocational chassis.
“It’s exciting to see companies like Fyda choose our county to bring their headquarters to,” said Jon McKanna, executive director of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. “I know they are going to thrive, and they are going to be supported by the county commissioners, the chamber, and the village.”