Mack to Consolidate U.S. Production in Macungie, PA, Assembly Operations
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA (June 25, 2009) – Mack Trucks, Inc. today announced
that the company will move forward with its previously announced plan to
consolidate production of its entire product line at its assembly facility in
The plan involves transferring assembly of Mack highway vehicles from the
plant in Virginia’s New River Valley to Macungie, where Mack’s construction and
refuse trucks are assembled, to take advantage of efficiencies arising from
consolidated assembly, and to create a brand-unique environment for Mack
The company expects to begin the transfer in September 2009 and complete it
by the end of November 2009, during which period there will be a gradual
production ramp-down in NRV and a corresponding ramp-up in Macungie.
Due to the prevailing market conditions, the company expects that rather than
adding personnel in Macungie, it will instead support the increased production
by reducing the number of down weeks. The transfer is expected to result
in an employment reduction at the NRV plant, which will continue to produce
Volvo Trucks North America’s entire product range, but it is too early to
quantify the impact.
Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack
Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions
for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest
producers of heavy-duty trucks, and MACK® vehicles are sold and serviced in
more than 45 countries worldwide. All Mack manufacturing locations are
certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and
ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a
proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations'
public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s
Mack Trucks, Inc.
is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks,
buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial
applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading
producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides
complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which
employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and
sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2008
amounted to over $46 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company
headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX
Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.
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Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks.com