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Rush Truck Centers moving to Commerce City from Denver for expansion

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By The Staff

    COMMERCE CITY — Rush Truck Centers of Colorado, which specializes in heavy- and medium-duty commerce truck sales, services, and parts, is moving from Denver to Commerce City.

    The company will consolidate its operations at a new 83,500-square-foot truck center at 6955 E. 50th Ave.

    Rush Truck Centers will construct two additional buildings to complement an existing 27,800-square-foot facility: A 13,200-square-foot body shop and a 42,500-square-foot parts and services building, which represents a $13.3-million capital investment in the community, according to a news release from the city’s communications team.

    “The incentives offered by Commerce City put this over the top,” said Larry Cornell, commercial real estate broker with Phill Foster and Company.

    City Council approved a nearly $120,000 incentive package, which includes:
    — A 10-percent rebate of sales and use taxes and 50-percent rebate of city fees associated with capital improvements;
    — A 10-percent rebate on sale and use taxes associated with using Commerce City vendors;
    — A $500 rebate for every new job created.

    Rush currently has about 130 employees and expects to add between 25 and 30 new jobs at its Commerce City facility. The new jobs are mostly technician positions paying more than the average Adams County wage of $44,700.

    “The site Rush selected is right off I-270, giving them great access and visibility from several major transportation routes,” said Walter Williams, economic development manager. “This kind of access, and the service and incentives we offer, are why businesses such as Rush continue to make Commerce City their home.”

    According to Cornell, Rush had been looking for a larger site because they are in a strong growth mode and needed more area for its truck sales, service center and parts department which is booming. The location was perfect because it is right in the middle of the action and developing on what is there will give them the ability to supply state-of-the-art facilities for their clients.

    “Rush Truck Center is excited to move forward into their new location and the next chapter of providing the kind of high quality sales and service they are known for,” said Cornell.  “It was a strategic acquisition that turned out well.  Rush Truck Centers is a class organization and so is the City of Commerce City.”

    Rush closed the acquisition on April 15 and the company expects to break ground later this summer.