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Peterbilt expanding Denton truck plant


DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000 sq.-ft. expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.

The new building will provide additional room for production and testing, the company announced.

“This expansion is Peterbilt’s largest facility investment since the construction of the Denton plant and it will make a significant impact on our operational efficiencies,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice-president. “Peterbilt is committed to ongoing investment in its facilities, people and products. This expansion ensures Peterbilt’s ability to continue to provide customers with the industry’s top performing, highest quality trucks well into the future.”

The expansion is expected to be up and running by January 2017.

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000 sq.-ft. expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. Shown here during the ground-breaking ceremony are (from left to right): Ron Augustyn, Peterbilt Denton plant manager; Leon Handt, Peterbilt assistant general manager of operations; Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager; Denton Mayor Chris Watts; Denton assistant city manager Jon Fortune; Jeff Sanders, Hill & Wilkinson executive vice-president; Jared Ricker, Hill & Wilkinson senior project manager; and Kirk Woltman, Hill & Wilkinson vice-president. Hill & Wilkinson is the contractor working on the expansion.

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000 sq.-ft. expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. Shown here during the ground-breaking ceremony are (from left to right): Ron Augustyn, Peterbilt Denton plant manager; Leon Handt, Peterbilt assistant general manager of operations; Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager; Denton Mayor Chris Watts; Denton assistant city manager Jon Fortune; Jeff Sanders, Hill & Wilkinson executive vice-president; Jared Ricker, Hill & Wilkinson senior project manager; and Kirk Woltman, Hill & Wilkinson vice-president. Hill & Wilkinson is the contractor working on the expansion.