Denton manufacturing facility. Photo:  Mahanga

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, according to a report in the Denton Record-Chronicle. Peterbilt will break ground in the spring.

The expansion is being done to increase production by improving the shipping/receiving and material handling process at the facility which produces heavy-duty conventional truck models.

In response to the report, Leon Handt, assistant general manager of operations at Peterbilt said that the company is “pleased with the City Council’s vote and we look forward to breaking ground for the expansion.”

“Peterbilt is proud to be the largest private employer in Denton County and we enjoy a positive working relationship with the city and county of Denton,” said Handt. “This expansion will allow us to continue to grow and increase the efficiencies of our operations.”