MACK CUTS BACK PRODUCTION, JOBS

MACUNGIE, Pa. — Mack Trucks is lowering production and laying off over 700 employees in several states.

According to media reports, about 300 of the 940 people who work at the Mack plant in Macungie, Pa., will be laid off by July 27. Production will reportedly be gradually reduced to a rate of 45 trucks per day from the current 62.

The Mack plant in Winnsboro, S.C., which reached a production peak of 106 trucks per day, will reduce its output to 72 trucks from the current 63 as it cuts 135, effective Apr. 9.

The cuts will also see engine production at its Hagerstown, Md. facility fall to 165 units a day from the current 186. Daily transmission production will be reduced to 23 from 39; 150 workers will be let go Apr. 9.

Hagerstown saw 60 jobs cut last August.

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