McMahon Truck Group announces the purchase of Columbus Truck and Equipment and Marietta Mack.
May 2, 2013
With great excitement and energy, Brad and Mike McMahon, co-owners of the McMahon Truck Group, are very pleased to announce the purchase of the assets and business of Columbus Truck and Equipment Company and Marietta Mack, the largest Mack and Volvo truck dealer in Ohio. The two location dealership group also represents Hino medium duty trucks and Jerr-Dan towing equipment lines.
“We have known the Mason family for many years and have admired the family’s reputation and contribution to the industry and community,” says Brad McMahon. “The dealerships and markets share many similarities to our existing businesses, and the new locations diversify our geography and provide access to new products that complement our current offerings,” adds brother Mike McMahon.
Owner and President, Ray Mason III, a strong businessman with a great family legacy in the Ohio dealership business, will consult with Brad and Mike as they plan a smooth transitioning for employees, customers, and suppliers.
“We are very pleased with these new opportunities,” agree the McMahons. “We plan to continue building on the great legacy of Columbus Truck and Marietta Mack, maximize our relationship with our great OEM partners, and increase the value offering to our professional customers in our modern transportation markets.”
McMahon Truck Group is a family-owned group of dealerships and transportation related businesses with 8 locations in 5 states. Group product brands include Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks, Hino Trucks, JERR-DAN Equipment, and XL Specialized Trailers. The group includes Southeastern Leasing & Rental Company, a Mack Leasing System Member and a NationaLease member. The independent leasing company operates at all locations.
For additional information contact:
Columbus Truck and Equipment Center, LLC
Office : 614.252.3111
Cell : 614.282.6225
Email : email@example.com
Web : www.columbus-truck.com
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM COLUMBUS TRUCK
PRESIDENT RAY MASON
COLUMBUS TRUCK TO HOLD BRAKE TRAINING CLASS
MAY 8TH, FROM 6 – 8 P.M.
HINO TRUCKS INNOVATIVE MODEL 195H NAMED ATD MEDIUM DUTY
COMMERCIAL TRUCK OF THE YEAR
Novi, Michigan – Hino Trucks Class 5 diesel-electric hybrid model 195h took home ATD’s 2013 Medium Duty Commercial Truck of the Year award. Hino has taken home this award each time a truck was submitted into the annual contest – Hino’s model 268 won in 2010and Model 338 won in 2011.
Hino 195h was selected for the medium-duty (Class 3-7) category after impressing the judges with its comfort, great visibility, maneuverability, high-tech equipment and smooth, fuel-saving operation. The trucks were selected from a field of five medium-duty trucks and a five-member panel of journalists evaluated the trucks last October. The judging categories included innovation, design, safety and driver satisfaction. “Every year the challenge is greater and greater,” said judge Paul Hartley, writer and owner of AddMedia.
“We are honored to once again accept this prestigious award from the American Truck Dealers Association.” said Bob McDowell, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Customer Support for Hino. “The innovation and technical advancements in our 195h diesel-electric hybrid are unmatched in the industry today. We successfully launched the truck this fall in California and we are happy to report that to date, we have deployed 130 trucks into the Californian market.” Hino Trucks will continue its roll out of the 195h model by offering it through its dealers in the Eastern, Northeast, Southeast and Sunbelt metropolitan areas in April, and all states by June.
Paul Blackston serves as the Manager for Columbus Truck’s Hino Brand. You can contact Paul today at (614) 252.3111 to talk about the advantages of adding the award winning Hino Brand to your fleet.
Columbus Truck Welcomes New Diesel Technicians From Wyotech
Columbus Truck will welcome 3 new diesel technicians to our service department staff in January. The three technicians come to us straight from Wyotech’s Diesel Technician Training Program located in Blairsville, PA, and will be the 2nd addition to our staff from the school. As part of their curriculum, Wyotech supplies 1000 hours of core diesel technology training along with 500 hours of hands-on experience. Welcome aboard!!! (Pictured : Gary Michael, Service Director (left), with soon to be new employees Frederick Kove, Dustyn McKinney and Brandon Lias)
WE’RE GROWING!! DIESEL TECHNICIANS NEEDED!
Columbus Truck is adding additional diesel technicians to our Service Department. We are looking to fill both entry level and experienced technician positions. Contact our Service Manager Gary Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.252.3111 ) to find out more.
Columbus Truck Announces Internet Account Access
Columbus Truck will soon have the ability to give all of our customers access to their account (invoices, statements, etc.) via the internet. If this is something you would like to take advantage of – please call or contact Rhonda Patterson in our Credit / Accounts Receivable Department for more information.
In Memory of Mrs. Margaret Mason
Columbus Truck is sad to announce the loss of one of our original founding family members, Mrs. Margaret Mason. Mrs. Mason passed away on the afternoon of June 13th, 2012. Margaret was the wife of General Ray E. Mason, who founded Columbus Truck in 1949. Margaret was preceded in death by Mr. Mason, who passed away in August of 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Mason devoted their lives to community service, and were great supporters of the Columbus area – including the Columbus Foundation and The Ohio State University. Their leadership and community spirit will be greatly missed by all.
MASON HALL RENOVATIONS AT OHIO STATE
Columbus Truck’s founder’s legacy lives on at Mason Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University
From open and flexible spaces encouraging interaction to a café serving Starbucks coffee, the changes to Mason Hall have been designed to create a buzz. One of the major goals was to create an experiential learning environment for students.
Throughout the updated building, named for alumnus Maj. Gen. Raymond E. Mason, Jr. (Founder of Columbus Truck), are areas for both informal and formal interaction.
“Things have changed since Mason Hall opened 12 years ago. We wanted to push the envelope in terms of exemplifying work in a high tech culture,” said David Greenberger, chair of the renovation committee and chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources. “We wanted those synergies and shared spaces. We wanted to create more of a sense of community and encourage students to use Mason as a gathering place.”
Other highlights of the renovation include:
Large and comfortable study areas, conference rooms, and 21 student breakout rooms
Administrative offices for units with a focus on experiential learning
A multipurpose space for classes, receptions, and special events in the second floor rotunda named for Daniel E. and Avarina Edwards, the parents of Margaret Mason
Other changes are noticeable before even stepping inside. A landscape designer working with the lead architectural firm — the same Boston-based firm that originally designed Mason — developed plans for outdoor tables with umbrellas, new walkways, and floral gardens.
Columbus Truck just took delivery on ten (10), 2013 Mack Granite Series Trucks. The Mack Granite Series is built on the strongest chassis yet - and is designed to shoulder extreme work loads. Contact us today to see how the Mack Granite can work for you!
Columbus Truck Family Classic From The Past…
Volvo XE13 Wins TWNA Technical Achievement Award
The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) have recognized the Volvo XE13 powertrain package as the top technical achievement for 2011. The award presentation took place at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by the Truck Writers of North America,” says Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing. “We truly appreciate their thorough evaluations of our XE13 package, a proprietary solution that provides just a glimpse at the future potential of Volvo Trucks’ integrated powertrain.”
To be eligible for the Technical Achievement Award, a product or service has to clearly exhibit technical innovation, have a wide applicability in the trucking industry, offer significant benefits, and be widely available. While complete vehicles are not eligible, components and systems are.
The six finalists for 2011 are: The Bendix EverSure spring brake; the Fontaine/Volvo integrated fifth wheel; Goodyear’s G392 SSD/SST DuraSeal wide-base tires; RigDig’s Truck History Reports; Spectra’s Hub Alert; and the Volvo XE13 powertrain package.
Ranking at the top among the finalists, the Volvo XE13 powertrain package earned the top honor of the 2011 TWNA Technical Achievement Award. The XE13 (exceptional efficiency) package introduces the concept of “downspeeding,” by combining a set of specifications ― including Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission ― that collectively allow the engine to run about 200 rpm slower than the average truck sold today, the company says. That translates to a fuel savings of about 3 percent compared to a similarly specified truck with an overdrive transmission, according to Volvo.
TWNA award committee member John Baxter says the XE13 concept “represents a sea-change in thinking as far as how the drivetrain is to be put together and could also drive a serious shift to automated transmissions in the future. It will certainly help to squeeze more energy out of each gallon of fuel.”
Columbus Truck’s New Hino Trucks Now In Stock!
Columbus Truck took delivery of the JD Power and Associates award winning Hino brand truck this past week. We have 5 chassis and 2 JerrDan rollbacks to choose from, with another 10 new chassis on the way. Call Paul Blackston, Hino Brand Manager @ 614.252.3111 for info on the JD Power highest customer satisfaction rated truck for 2011.
Bill’s Towing takes delivery of Jerr-Dan 50 Ton Rotator
COLUMBUS TRUCK ANNOUNCES SATURDAY SERVICE HOURS!
Columbus Truck has announced new Saturday service hours to better serve our customers.
The service department will now be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Columbus Truck’s parts department will continue to be open on Saturday as well, from 8 a.m. till noon.
Columbus Truck Welcomes Steve Pearson
Columbus Truck extends a big welcome to Steve Pearson as the new Shop Foreman at our Columbus facility. Steve comes to us with over 20 years of experience, most recently serving as the shop foreman for a large truck center in Florida. Steve is a United States Army Veteran and served as both a supervisor and mechanic in the Motor Pool. Steve has completed over 30 training courses, including transmission, engine and brake certifications at the Mack facility in Allentown, PA.
Volvo Trucks – Introduces XE13 Package To Save Fuel
HINO ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT
HINO TRUCKS SIGNS LONG-TERM EXCLUSIVE
AGREEMENT WITH ALLISON TRANSMISSION
11 -29-11 NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison) have recently signed a multi-year, long-term agreement that will make Allison transmissions the preferred and exclusive transmission for all current and future Hino conventional trucks in the United States.
Since Hino Trucks introduced its conventional truck line up in 2004, Allison transmissions have been the transmission of choice. The combination of Hino Trucks’ proprietary J-Series engine and Allison transmissions have proven to provide Hino customers with maximum uptime and industry leading fuel economy. In fact, Hino Trucks have ranked highest in JD Power’s Medium Duty Truck survey for highest customer satisfaction four years in a row in the Medium Duty Engine and Transmission category.
Through the new agreement, Hino will be able to offer its customers enhanced transmission coverage on Allison equipped vehicles. All Allison 2000 Highway Series (HS) transmissions will now carry a 4-year warranty and the 2000 and 3000 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) transmissions will carry a 3-year warranty through Hino Trucks starting with the 2012MY.
“The Hino-Allison combination has been a great success story in the medium duty truck industry. This agreement highlights our close working relationship and the importance we both place on offering our joint customers industry leading products at a greater value,” said Jim Wanaselja, Vice President of North American Marketing, Sales and Service for Allison Transmission.
Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Hino Trucks added, “Allison transmissions are the benchmark in the medium duty truck industry. This long term agreement and our joint commitment to work together on bringing new technologies to the market will provide our customers with benefits today and for years to come.”