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Canadian Kenworth Plant Produces 150,000th Truck

January 8, 2016

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A ceremony was held at the Ste-Therese facility to commemorate the milestone. Photo: Paccar
A ceremony was held at the Ste-Therese facility to commemorate the milestone. Photo: Paccar

A Kenworth T370 was officially recognized as the the 150,000th truck produced at the OEM's truck plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec.

The T370 was a straight truck produced for Piece Manufacturing, a manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. The truck features a Paccar PX-9 engine with 350 horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque and a 5-speed Allison automatic transmission. It will be upfitted by Pierce with a fire tanker/pumper body.

In a small ceremony to mark the milestone, a commemorative plaque and the keys to the new truck were presented to a representative from Pierce Manufacturing.

“The production of 150,000 trucks at Paccar Ste-Therese culminates the hard work and strong commitment to quality among our employees,” said Chakib Toubal-Seghir, Ste-Therese plant manager. “We’ve taken great pride as we’ve watched or seen pictures and videos of the trucks we’ve built over the years for customers, such as Pierce Manufacturing, respond to roadside emergencies or carry water to extinguish building or residential fires.”

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