WINCHESTER Farmers, diesel truck and other heavy-duty equipment owners will have a few new local options when it comes to performing repairs and tests on their machines once Precision Diesel completes their move to their new shop on Dawley Drive.
The company that specializes in repairs to farm equipment, trucks/tractor trailers, motor coaches and heavy-duty equipment is currently located at 12585 River Road, but after renovations will have a new home at 12024 Dawley Drive, the former home of GreenTech.. "It is a more visible location," explained Richard Wubs, owner of Precision Diesel. "It is a better suited location that will give farmers and local heavy duty equipment owners more choice when it comes to servicing their equipment."
The biggest change the company will offer will be in the form of Ministry of Transportation safety checks and emissions tests for farm and heavy duty equipment. "We will be able to do E-tests and Safeties on anything over 4500 kilograms, which is the biggest new addition for us," said Wubs.
The new facility will also be an upgrade in size for the company and will allow them to do other new things in addition to the tests. "We also plan to set up a retail space in the front to sell farm equipment, heavy-duty and truck parts," said Wubs.
The company plans to sell a wide variety of specialty parts and accessories from a number of brands.
With the move and expanded service, the company also plans to hire an extra technician. Currently, three technicians are employed, but Wubs sees the need for more once the move happens.
Wubs calls the move a step to diversify the company, that also has a bus line that will be housed in the Dawley location.
The company already has done a good job reaching out to a number of clientel; they have contracts with the city of Ottawa, a recycling plant and various construction companies. The initial date for the completion of renovations and move was Feb. 14, but Wubs thinks that may have been a bit optimistic. "We are progressing well but are a little behind schedule. Building something new is always tough because you have to work on getting different contractors there at different times but were getting closer."
Once Precision Diesel has moved in they hope to be a one-stop service shop for farmers and heavy-duty equipment owners.