Travel Center of America, located at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Highway 80 at the Matthews exit, recently celebrated the grand opening of two new shop bays and a parts store. The addition enables the truck stop to provide all minor truck repair as well as keep on hand a variety of truck parts for customers. Currently there are 20 full-time employees affiliated with the shop and the parts store, which are open 24 hours, seven days a week. According to a spokesperson with the Travel Centers the addition is "another service available to drivers" offered by Travel Centers of America. Pictured from left at the grand opening are: Brian Lukavich, TA shop specialist; Harvey Binder, TA general manager; Gene Curtis, mayor of Matthews; Eric Patterson, TA store manager; Billy Ping, TA shop manager; and Jesse Dowdy, TA shop manager.