Paccar last week opened a new truck manufacturing plant in Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada.

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.