GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks announced a plan to pour around $70 million over the next three years into its Lehigh Valley, Penn. truck assembly operations to further improve manufacturing quality, efficiency and to modernize the facility.
“For more than 40 years, Mack’s Lehigh Valley operations has built high-quality trucks that our customers can depend on,” said 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 plans to include a 75,000-square-foot expansion to the plant, as well as add a new manufacturing IT system, equipment and tooling and a new building for conduction audits on completed vehicles. Chassis pre-assembly work currently completed by Westport Axle will also be moved to the Mack plant to streamline the manufacturing process.
Mack’s one-million-square-foot Lehigh Valley facility opened in 1975 and manufactures all Mack trucks for the North American market and export.