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.

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