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Mack Trucks to invest $70 million in Pennsylvania facility

By |  April 18, 2016
Photo: Mack Trucks

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks plans to invest about $70 million in its Lehigh Valley, Pa., facility over three years in order to improve its manufacturing quality and efficiency. This investment plan includes about $12 million in projects that were included in the $26 million upgrade Mack Trucks announced in 2014, which the company says will be completed over the next three years.

According to the company, plant enhancements will include a 75,000-sq.-ft. expansion to improve material handling, new manufacturing IT systems, equipment and tooling, and a new building for conducting audits on completed vehicles. In addition, chassis pre-assembly work currently completed by Westport Axle in Breinigsville, Pa., will be moved into the Mack plant.

“For more than 40 years, Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations has built high-quality trucks that our customers can depend on,” says Dennis Slagle, president of Mack Trucks. “This investment strategy will help ensure we continue to deliver Mack’s legendary durability through a more efficient, integrated and modern manufacturing operation.”

Mack Trucks, which is part of the Volvo Group, is a producer of heavy-duty trucks. It trucks are sold and serviced through a distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.

Allison Kral

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Allison Kral is the former senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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