Mack Trucks celebrates 40 years in Lehigh Valley

By |  November 19, 2015

Mack Trucks celebrated the 40th anniversary of the company’s manufacturing operations in Lower Macungie Township, Pa.

According to Mack, the first highway truck assembled at the plant, a Mack F711ST model, rolled off the production line in November 1975. All Mack trucks built today for North America and export are assembled at this facility, the company says.

“Over the past 40 years, we have proudly assembled thousands of Mack models for customers around the world,” says Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Each employee’s precision and dedication also has helped solidify Mack’s reputation for building some of the toughest, highest quality and most durable trucks on the road.”

The site in Lower Macungie Township has been commemorating its 40th anniversary throughout the year, the company says. Employee celebrations took place earlier this summer, and 40th anniversary banners and branding have been displayed throughout the site.

In conjunction with the anniversary, Mack also announced it would be changing the name of the facility from Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly to Mack Lehigh Valley Operations, highlighting the site’s regional impact.

“This new name identifies our heritage, but also more accurately captures our operational footprint and the contributions of our employees who live throughout the region,” says Wade Watson, vice president and general manager of Mack Lehigh Valley Operations. “Although we are celebrating four decades of success at our plant, we have been revitalizing the facility with innovative systems and tools that already give our operation a very modern feel, and we are not yet complete with our updates.”

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