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November 7, 2022
Contact: Brett Wustman CFO
Hoekstra Transportation

Grand Rapids, MI – Hoekstra Companies (Hoekstra) is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Mercedes-Benz facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, November 10, 2022. The community is invited to this exciting event at new facility’s location (255 36th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548) – directly across the street from Hoekstra Equipment.

Mercedes-Benz Van Center-Grand Rapids will be one of only four Mercedes-Benz Van Centers in the United States that represents the the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van. In total, the building will be just over 22,000 square feet in size and feature a large, open concept showroom with capacity for three Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles for convenient indoor shopping. In addition to exclusive Mercedes-Benz vehicle and parts sales, the facility will be an authorized Mercedes-Benz Repair Center with 10 cutting-edge work bays as well as a specialized wash and detail bay. It will also serve as added growth to the local workforce.

“We are excited to continue our 21-year Daimler Vans partnership as we start construction on the new Mercedes Benz Vans Center,” said President & CEO Mark Hoekstra. “This facility will allow us to provide our customers the very best in technology, innovation, and customer service as we head into the next generation of commercial vehicles.”

As the automotive industry shifts into a new age of alternative power systems, including battery electric and autonomous vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz Van Center-Grand Rapids dealership will meet the needs of commercial customers now and in the future.

The chosen development and construction partner for the Mercedes-Benz Van Center-Grand Rapids project is Newco Design Build – an industry leading general contractor that specializes in modern architecture and commercial construction. Construction is expected to be completed late summer 2023.

About Hoekstra
Since 1928, Hoekstra has been a multi-generational, family-owned business – growing over the years to be a leading sales and service dealer of specialty commercial vehicles in Michigan. Hoekstra is comprised of three companies – Hoekstra Transportation, Hoekstra Equipment, and B&B Truck Equipment – each a trusted distributor and represents a variety of top manufacturers. The experienced Hoekstra team takes pride in being trusted advisors to their commercial customers, with complete satisfaction as their number one goal.

Parties interested in partnering with Hoekstra are encouraged to visit the company website at