Summit Truck Group, which purchased Wiethop Truck Sales in Cape Girardeau two years ago, has announced plans to relocate the dealership from Independence Street to Rambler Drive, just off Nash Road south of the city. Summit reportedly plans to occupy a 19-acre tract and remodel an existing 25,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by SEMO Ready Mix, converting the property into a paved truck sales lot, a parts store and a driver lounge. The newly acquired site will enable the dealership to expand its operation and provide for easier access to Interstate 55. No sales price was disclosed, but the Lorimont website showed an asking price of $1.3 million.

Tom Kelsey and Chris Cole, both licensed brokers with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate handled the transaction. Cole said Summit's current location at 2350 Independence St. is still owned by Wiethop. "I have been told they will try to sell it," he said.

Summit, based in Lewisville, Texas, they operate 26 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Summit Truck Group is the largest International Truck dealer in North America and also represents and services Volvo, Mack, Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles at select locations. With a 72-year combined history, their team of sales professionals assures that you have the right specifications for their customers.  OEM trained and ASE-certified service technicians take pride in delivering efficient and professional customer service..