Engine manufacturer PACCAR has recognised the work of its staff at its Columbus, Mississippi engine factory as it celebrates 10 years of engine production at the facility. “PACCAR is very proud of the Columbus, Mississippi engine factory’s achievements in the first 10 years,” said Preston Feight, PACCAR Chief Executive Officer. “Our excellent employees and the plant’s advanced manufacturing capabilities have created a great environment for building the industry’s best engines.”
Planning for the engine plant started in 2006 when a team of PACCAR managers and engineers from Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF were tasked with laying the groundwork for a state-of-the-art factory. PACCAR said it chose Columbus, Mississippi due to its proximity to important transportation networks, talented people and the ability to partner with nearby educational institutions which complement the workforce.
“The level of commitment PACCAR engine factory employees have toward their work and their community is something that really resonates within the Peterbilt family and our customers. We would like to congratulate everyone at the Columbus, Mississippi engine factory for a decade of delivering high quality PACCAR MX engines that benefit our customers in many ways,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.
“Congratulations to the PACCAR engine factory and its tremendous, dedicated employees who have supported Kenworth fleets and truck operators with PACCAR MX engines for the past decade,” added Kevin Baney, Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “The factory has played a major role in Kenworth’s growth by providing fuel-efficient engines for our customers throughout the US and Canada.”