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Kenworth truck plant celebrates 35 years of production

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Kenworth recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of its truck plant here, which is home ...


High-tech robots paint a Kenworth truck cab at the Chillicothe plant.
High-tech robots paint a Kenworth truck cab at the Chillicothe plant.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Kenworth recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of its truck plant here, which is home to production of its T660, T800, T2000, W900 and C500 models.

 

Since its opening in 1974, the plant has produced 325,000 trucks, Kenworth announced.

 

“The employees at Chillicothe have played a key role in Kenworth’s success over the past 35 years. Along with well-trained employees, we utilize leading-edge technology, production and logistics systems to build quality Kenworth trucks,” said Scott Blue, Kenworth’s Chillicothe plant manager.

 

“Kenworth’s Chillicothe plant is one of the industry’s most advanced truck plants,” added Marilyn Santangelo, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations. “The plant has undergone a significant expansion in the past two years and is now one-half million square feet in size, or more than 50% larger compared to the 1974 footprint.”


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