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Mack announces major investment in truck plant

Successful Dealer Staff June 18, 2014

Mack Trucks Wednesday announced a $26 million upgrade to its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Penn.

The investment includes a comprehensive realignment of sub-assembly and material handling to more efficiently support the main vehicle assembly lines.  Mack says the plant will also implement new processes and install new equipment to improve its post-production inspection and testing of completed vehicles.

“This investment speaks to our commitment to operational excellence,” says Vice President and General Manager Roger Johnston.  “Our highly engaged workforce will use these enhancements to take another step in our journey toward truly world-class manufacturing in Macungie.”

Two new state-of-the-art dynamometers – which allow completed trucks to run on stationary rollers for enhanced testing of a variety of engine and vehicle systems – will be installed as part of the upgrade.

“Along with a product line-up and a dealer network that have never been stronger, this latest significant investment in our facilities sends a clear message that Mack is poised to grow our business,” says Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

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