A grand opening ceremony will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, May 15, for Ryder Transportation Services' new facility at 3444 W. Directors Row, which replaces the old building at 830 W. 2200 South.

The ceremony will include a demonstration of Ryder's technology and proprietary software, including computerized engine diagnostic tools, hand-held computers and touch memory buttons used to download pertinent vehicle information.In addition to servicing Ryder's local clients, the new facility is a central fueling and service location for Ryder's interstate customers. Maria Johnson, general manager of Ryder's Services in the Salt Lake market, said the new facility was needed because of growth.