Adair Co. to be home to the next Martin's Peterbilt location in KY


The Columbia-Adair County Economic Development Authority is so excited to officially announce that Martin's Peterbilt will be expanding their operations to Adair County! Martin's is a 3rd generation family-owned business that offers new and used truck and trailer sales, parts, service, paint and body work, tires, and road service. Since 1965, Martin's promise is to always treat the customer the way they want to be treated, and their stated goal is, to keep your trucks moving through outstanding parts availability and unmatched service, all while glorifying Jesus Christ and building relationships". These core values proved to be true throughout the many conversations and negotiations that took place which ultimately landed Peterbilt right here in Adair County. Martin's plans to employ 15-18 associates, earning an average annual salary of $75,000 including benefits. The economic impact of Martin's Peterbilt will be felt as customers will inevitably buy fuel here, eat meals here, maybe even spend the night, and the County will reap a 0.5% of the total payroll via the occupational tax. While the EDA merely worked with Terry Martin, Vice President, and the property owner, Dr. Max Downey, to provide answers to questions including commercial truck traffic, incentives, and workforce readiness, it was an honor to be a part of bringing a reputable business like Martin's to Adair County! Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Josh Gebler, owners of 55 Auto Care, Billy Rowe who not only called the EDA, but escorted the Martin's Peterbilt representative, Matthew Roark, to the County Judge-Executive's office, and to Dr. & Mrs. Max Downey who have worked so hard to make this a reality for our community. EDA Board Chairman, Larry Walker, and Vice Chairman, Mark Dykes, were instrumental in hosting Martin's executives during their first visit and community tour. As with any successful endeavor, many people worked together to achieve a common goal - economic growth. Please join us in welcoming Martin's Peterbilt to Adair County!

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