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HISTORY

CSM Truck is one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive services to the transportation industry. Since 1978, CSM has listened to customers needs and has remained committed to delivering customer-driven solutions.

CSM History

1978
July 12

1978 – Bob and Curt Start Madison Kenworth

Curt Collins and Bob Sorrentino start Madison Kenworth, and the journey begins.

1985
July 12

1985 – Wisconsin Kenworth is Born

With expansion into Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin, comes the formation of a statewide brand – Wisconsin Kenworth.

1997
July 12

1997 – Menomonie Branch Opens

By opening a Menomonie branch, Wisconsin Kenworth expands their footprint to an area known for breweries, lumber, paper mills, and many other truck needy industries.

1999
July 12

1999 – Wausau, Wisconsin Branch Opens

Wausau’s Kenworth store became the fifth Wisconsin Kenworth location.

2007
July 12

2007 – Jim Moeller is Named President and CSM Companies is Formed

Collins, Sorrentino, and Moeller (CSM) partner together to form a dynamic team poised for growth.

2008
July 12

2008 – CSM Launches a PACLease Division – Premier Leasing & Rental

To serve more customer needs, CSM added a rental and leasing division.

December 29

2008 – French Ellison Wins Dealer of the Year

French Ellison won the first of three Kenworth Dealer Awards in the span of ten years for CSM.

2010
July 11

2010 – CSM Launches Dedicated Fleet Services

Dedicated Fleet Services opens its doors as a customized service solution.

July 12

2010 – CSM Acquires Michigan Kenworth

CSM acquired Michigan Kenworth, which, at that time, covered the western third of the state of Michigan via Grand Rapids and Gaylord.

2013
July 12

2013 – Wisconsin Kenworth Wins Dealer of the Year

Wisconsin Kenworth is one of the highest regarded institutions in the truck service and sales world. Winning this award was the culmination of a 35-year record of sustained success.

2014
July 12

2014 – French Ellison Truck Center Comes into the Fold

kenworth trucks for sale in south texasThrough a merger, French Ellison Truck Center (FETC) – and its four locations in South Texas – join the CSM family.

2015
July 12

2015 – CSM Completes Acquisition of Sahling Kenworth

Sahling Kenworth serves central Nebraska and the heart of Interstate 80 with the best trucks and service the industry has to offer.

2016
July 12

2016 – Wisconsin Kenworth Wins Dealer of the Year

For the third time, a CSM company took home Kenworth’s top honors.

July 12

2016 – CSM Launches an Automotive Division

With the acquisition of Dearth Automotive, CSM created an automotive division. Dearth offers Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram product lines in one store, as well as Buick and GMC at..Read More

2018
February 12

2018 – Michigan Kenworth Expands to Cover All of Michigan

Michigan Kenworth trucksWith the acquisition of Central and Eastern Michigan Kenworth locations, Michigan Kenworth became the lone provider of Kenworth in the state of Michigan with six locations.

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