Saturday, August 19, 2006

International Service Center opens

By FRANK PHILLIPS
frankphi@hotmail.com
Clay County has a new repair facility for trucks and buses.
Wiers International had a grand opening Friday at its new location, on the frontage road, just north of the I-70 and S.R. 59 interchange, across from Tonus Home Sales.
The dealership will handle International parts. The dealership was moved from its Terre Haute location, where it sold International Navistar trucks, to Brazil under the ownership of Tom Wiers. Wiers also owns nine other International dealerships in Michigan and Indiana.
“Navistar is to International, what Chevrolet is to General Motors,” he explained.
The business will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
It opened Aug. 4, International spokesperson Patti Jelen said.
There are eight bays in the garage, remodeled after it was purchased from Red Bird.
Among those participating in the ribbon cutting were Wiers, Clay County Economic Redevelopment Commission members Jack Braden, Brian Wyndham, Mary Jo Alumbaugh and Jan Howell, Mayor Tom Arthur and Clay County Commissioner Charlie Brown.