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Firm To Establish New Manufacturing Operation
February 18, 2020

Mack Trucks, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines, has announced the company will invest $13 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Roanoke County. According to the announcement, the new venture will allow Mack to produce and sell a new line of medium-duty trucks.

Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Dedicated to durability, reliability, and meeting the needs of its customers, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. Mack trucks, diesel engines, and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems.

“We’re excited about the opportunities our new medium-duty product line will bring for the company, our employees, and the Roanoke Valley community,” said Mack President Martin Weissburg. “We’re very grateful to the Commonwealth of Virginia and Roanoke County for their support of this project, and we look forward to growing this new business, and being a successful and engaged corporate citizen.”

“Landing Mack Trucks’ new medium-duty truck production plant is a tremendous win that builds on our efforts to make Virginia a leader in automotive manufacturing,” said Governor Northam in response to the announcement. “Virginia has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with the Volvo Group, which includes Mack, and we are confident that the company will be a valuable addition to Roanoke County and the entire Commonwealth.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Roanoke County and the Roanoke Regional Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $700,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Roanoke County with the project. Funding and services to support Mack’s employee training activities will also be provided through the state-funded Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities.

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