CHILLICOTHE – On April 24, 2109, Chillicothe Kenworth broke ground on a 140 million dollar expansion that would help move the facility into the future. Now the company is rolling out the newest fleet of trucks the T680 in Chillicothe.
The new T680 revealed this week is the most highly evolved aerodynamic long-haul tractor Kenworth has ever engineered. Boasting a design that will extend fuel range saving at the pump and the environment at the same time.
In order for Chillicothe to start building these new edgy machines the company invested in the installation of a $33 million robotic cab assembly cell. The cell will occupy 40,000 square feet on the existing production floor.
“Our investment in this outstanding new facility highlights Kenworth’s focus on leveraging technology to continually enhance the quality of the products we provide our customers, said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and Paccar Inc. vice president, “while also reinforcing Kenworth’s commitment to the production of industry-leading Class 8 trucks by the more than 2,000 outstanding employees at our Chillicothe plant.”
The new expansion facility that will fully open in March of 2021 “will be the most modern truck-based facility around the world,” said Harrie Schippers, PACCAR president and CFO. “It will have all the latest technology, all the best practices incorporated.”
That’s not all talk either in 2018 the plant earned E3 environmental award for 2018 it also earned an award in 2017. http://www.sciotopost.com/kenworth-awarded-epa-award-two-years-row/
Kenworth Chillicothe recently had a hiring event for more employees.