Kenworth Chillicothe Plant Reaches The Half Million Mark
On February 23rd, 2016, the Ohio based company rolled out its 500,000th truck from the assembly line and to celebrate the success also inaugurated its latest in the trucking line –a Kenworth T680, a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper equipped with a MX-13 455-hp Paccar engine. The new truck was presented to Melton Truck Lines in the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Bob Preston, CEO and chairman of Melton Trucks lines, and his wife Cindy were presented with the keys to the new truck and also a commemorative tablet to value and strengthen the partnership between the two companies.
Over the years, the company has acclaimed credibility with many recognized programs, and has also bagged the Plant of the Year award, presented by Quality Magazine. The award is considered as one of the most prestigious in the industry and was awarded to Kenworth for having the largest plant with a human resource of 250+ employees in 2006.
Judy McTigue, the plant manager at Kenworth Chilliocothe, couldn’t have been happier. Celebrating the company’s success and shedding light on the upcoming future for the brand, she recalled the time the first-ever Kenworth truck rolled out back in 1974. She stated, “This 500,000th truck milestone is a tribute to the excellent tradition of building quality, dependable, hard-working Kenworth trucks which began at Chillicothe with the first truck in 1974 and continues to this day.” – See more at: http://truckernews.com/kenworth-chillicothe-plant-reaches-the-half-million-mark-p729-90.htm#sthash.WMK1kvGc.dpuf