Paccar To Reopen Canadian Plant
July 22, 1999
Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, is set to reopen its Ste.Therese, Quebec, plant in late September.
The 400,000 sq. ft. facility, once a Kenworth plant, has been enlarged and equipped with up-to-date manufacturing technology to build medium duty trucks.
"One of the key growth opportunities for Paccar is the Class 4-7 market in North America," said Executive Vice President Tom Plimpton.
"This $80 million investment and the ongoing development of new products, such as the Peterbilt 270 and Kenworth K300, will enable us to met our customer's increasing demand for high-quality medium duty products."
The plant was closed in mid 1996 following a prolonged labor dispute with the Canadian Auto Workers