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Since 1950, the Conway Beam tradition encourages every team member to treat fellow employees, suppliers and customers with the respect, concern, and understanding we would extend to members of our own family.

1950

1950

Fred Beam and his son-in-law Elmer Conway incorporate Beam Mack Sales and Service by purchasing the franchise for the Rochester area from Mack, Inc. They officially open for business in 1951.

1952

1952

Wilcon Truck Rental was incorporated to provide truck rentals and leases.

1953

Co- Founder Fred Beam passes away.

1955

1955

The company relocates from University Ave. to a new facility on West Henrietta Rd.

1962

1962

The company expands the franchise to Elmira, New York.

1969

1969

Conway Truck Division includes the following product lines: GMC (‘69), Nissan (‘82), Mercedes Benz, Divco, Carrier, Miller Meteor, Hino (‘12), and Western Plow (‘97).

1974

1974

Tom Conway enters the business full time.

1976

1976

Wilcon Truck Rental is renamed to Conway Beam Leasing.

1984

Tom Conway is named President. He is the third generation to lead the company.

1985

1985

The franchise expands by acquiring branches in Syracuse and Watertown, New York.

1988

1988

Elmer Conway receives Truck Dealer of the Year Award from the American Truck Dealers Association.

1992

Conway Beam Leasing joins National Truck Leasing System (NationaLease).

1993

1993

The company receives the Mack Dealer of the Year Award.

2000

The company divests the Carrier franchise line.

The company adds the Volvo franchise line to the Rochester, Syracuse, and Watertown branches.

2006

2006

The company purchases Albee Truck Sales to acquire Empire Bus Sales and a new Volvo territory in Elmira.

Tom Conway is selected as a finalist for the Truck Dealer of the Year Award.

2011

2011

Co- Founder Elmer Conway passes away.

2015

2015

Chelsea Conway, the 4th generation, is appointed CEO and Tom Conway becomes Chairman of the Board.

2017

The company acquires Buffalo Truck Center to expand Mack, Volvo, Hino, Isuzu and leasing product lines.

2020

2020

The company changes its name to “Conway Beam Truck Group” and launches a new branding campaign.

The company opens its  new facility in Buffalo.

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