According to Paccar Chairman and CEO Mark Pigott, the new plant will contribute to the company's goal of increasing its North American market share for medium-duty trucks.
"One of the key growth opportunities for Paccar is the Class 4-7 market in North America," Pigott says. "This world-class facility and the ongoing development of new products, such as the Peterbilt 270 and the Kenworth K300, are key elements in achieving our goal."
The 425,000-square-foot facility can product up to 20,000 trucks a year. The plant was financed with a private/public funding package, with loads from the governments of Canada and Quebec.