February 16, 2011
Contact: Joel Hamilton

Joplin 44 Petro Sets Dates for Grand Opening Celebration


JOPLIN, MISSOURI -- Joplin 44 Petro, I-44 & Exit 4, Joplin, Missouri has just set the dates for a two-day event to celebrate the opening of its new Super Truck Showroom and completely remodeled truckstop. Joplin 44 Petro will host a Grand Opening Celebration on May 20-21, 2011. The event will feature exhibits, an antique truck display, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, live entertainment featuring trucker favorite Leland Martin, fireworks, a ribbon cutting ceremony and more!
Joplin 44 Petro is just weeks away from completion of a multi-million dollar, 23,000 square foot expansion and remodel that features a new 15,000 square foot Super Truck Showroom. The new addition nearly doubles the size of the truckstop and features thousands of chrome, stainless, lights and other trucking accessories to browse! The Super Truck Showroom also includes two semi trucks on display that sport the latest in truck accessories. Joplin 44 Petro has made show trucks a main attraction in the new Super Truck Showroom. "You'll find a bright green Peterbilt 379 named "LimeLight", that has a retro look about it, displayed on a diamond tread covered turntable and a teal and purple Kenworth W900 tractor trailer showcasing a mural that features our Country's greatest road, Route 66. They're amazing", says Joel Hamilton, general manager.
The Super Truck Showroom also features a wall of lights allowing drivers to see what every single type of available light looks like when it's illuminated. The vinyl graphics, custom t-shirts, embroidery center and laser engraving are all housed in a one-stop Custom Shop where customers can create just about anything. "We have created an amazing place that our customers are sure to enjoy coming back to time and again," says Hamilton.
In addition to the Super Truck Showroom, Joplin 44 Petro has also expanded their food offerings by adding a Taco Bell, and a Blimpie sandwich shop in the Fuel Center. Joplin 44 Petro is part of the Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa.