November 28, 2020

LET’S ROLL: New Service Center is Open for Business

OPEN HOUSE: MaxYield Tires & Service is hosting an open house January 23, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. Stop by for food, door prizes and see our new facility and expanded inventory! Contact Bryan Traub at 515-887-TIRE for more information.

Eric Thomas (left), tire specialist, consults with Jeff Bonnstetter, shop supervisor.

Eric Thomas (left), tire specialist, consults with Jeff Bonnstetter, shop supervisor.

Time for an oil change? Need a new set of tires before winter? No matter what type of vehicle service you need, MaxYield Cooperative’s new service station and shop in West Bend are open for business.

“It’s great to be here,” said Bryan Traub, MaxYield’s service station team leader. “We have more space to work more efficiently. We also offer a comfortable client lounge with a TV, magazines, and hot coffee for you. For client safety and for efficiency in scheduling repair work, we ask everyone to please check in at the office.”

Located east of the corporate office, the new facility has been open since mid-September. The 80-foot by 240-foot building houses the service station, MaxYield’s maintenance shop, and MaxYield’s tire inventory. The building also includes 1,800 square feet of lobby area and office space, two restroom facilities, and a break room, with a client entrance and client parking areas on the building’s west side.

Bringing the service station and internal maintenance operations under one roof is a big plus, Traub said. “We can move expertise and labor back and forth, as needed. Increasing our efficiency means we’ll be better able to provide the service you need, when you need it.”

The new shop’s four bays will easily accommodate both routine work and emergency jobs. “With the new building, we can have small projects and long-term projects underway at the same time,” said Jeff Bonnstetter, shop supervisor in West Bend.

The new facility replaces MaxYield Cooperative’s west shop, which was built in West Bend in 1972, followed by the service station in 1975 and the east shop in 1978. “The lighting is great in the new building, which makes it easier to work,” Bonnstetter said. “It’s so much brighter than our previous shop.”

The new building also features two new additional lifts, including one for heavy equipment like TerraGators® and semi trucks. “It’s great to be able to put semis up on a hoist, rather than have to work on them using a creeper,” said Bonnstetter, who added that the spacious shop allows team members to open TerraGator booms up to service them. “We’ve got more room to move.”

20141008_maxyield_165 (1024x681)One roof, one team
Working in less crowded conditions is enhancing safety within the shop, Traub noted. It’s also creating a better working environment for MaxYield’s team members, which includes Traub, Tim Fuoss, and tire specialists Gene Sewell and Eric Thomas.

Thomas joined MaxYield in mid-August. “It’s a friendly environment here with good people,” said Thomas, who is a graduate of the automotive technician program at Iowa Lakes Community College. “I also like how MaxYield invests in new facilities and upgrades its equipment.”

Stop by and see what’s new
Traub encourages you to stop by and take a look at the new facility in West Bend. Also, MaxYield will host an open house January 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the service station and shop. “This new building marks the completion of a shared goal we’ve had for a long time,” Traub said. “It’s a win-win for everyone.” ■

We’re Here for You
MaxYield’s new service station in West Bend is open:
• Monday to Friday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
• Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon.

Contact us:
• 515-887-TIRE (service center)
• 515-887-SHOP or 515-887-3531 (Jeff Bonnstetter, shop supervisor)

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