Tampa Truck Center and Fort Myers Freightliner, both wholly owned by Tampa Truck Center LLC, have united under a common brand name, Southport Truck Group.
According to a press release, the rebranding precedes the completion of new 26,000-square-foot dealership facility in Fort Myers, Fla., and is part of a broader growth strategy on the part of the executive team.
Principal owner, Cary Addison, stated, “We almost did this eight years ago when we acquired the Tampa location. We thought then, and know now, we don’t want to be constrained by a geographic orientation in our name, and we want our associates and customers to know we’re all on the same team.”
The Fort Myers facility represents a significant commitment to the commercial truck & RV customers of southwest Florida. The facility will consist of 17 service bays, a 5000-square-foot parts warehouse, sales offices, and ample parking for tractors, trailers, and RVs. The location offers access from Interstate 75 and is projected to be fully operational by March 2018.
Addison said, “Southport Truck Group will allow us to continue our growth strategy under a unified name. We are always looking for opportunities to expand and improve our ability to serve commercial truck and RV users.”