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May 18, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility

Contractors are adding a second story to house the new parts facility. Photo: Tom Berg

The Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, is getting a $17 million automated storage facility to bring cab parts inside, out of the weather, and add efficiency to assembly operations, executives said on Wednesday. They also foresee another healthy sales year for Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Vehicle Manufacturing, Ohio

April 6, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Inks 5-Year UAW Contract

Volvo Trucks North America has ratified a new five-year agreement with the United Auto Workers covering about 2,000 union workers at its New River Valley, Va., plant.

Tags: Vehicle Manufacturing, UAW, Labor Unions, Volvo Trucks North America

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Spartan Motors to Build Isuzu's F-Series Cabover

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu North America has selected Spartan Motors, producer of Isuzu’s N-Series trucks, to manufacture the company’s new line of F-Series medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Spartan Motors, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Cabovers

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Begins Denton Plant Expansion

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt recently broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot expansion to its heavy-duty truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Facility Renovations

December 2, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Lay Off 734 Employees at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant: Photo: Volvo Trucks.

Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Assembly Plants

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Expand Denton Production Facility

Denton manufacturing facility. Photo: Mahanga

Peterbilt has plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas after the Denton City Council approved an eight-year, 70% tax abatement for the facility's production.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Expansion

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Trains 8,000 on Aluminum F-150 Production

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plants

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing Value Up More Than 50%

The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tags: SUV, Vans, Economy, Pickup Trucks, OEM, Light-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Manufacturing

June 10, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit’s KC Plant Running Full Steam Ahead

Photo by Stephane Babcock.

Ford's Kansas City assembly plant is moving at full capacity to meet the demand for its Transit full-size van that begins arriving at dealers this summer.

Tags: Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ride and Drive, Vehicle Manufacturing

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