Kenworth plant earns workplace accolade

Updated Jul 7, 2017

Kenworth truck on the floor of a plantKenworth’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, was named the “Best Place To Work in Ross County” for the second consecutive year in an annual readers’ poll conducted by the Chillicothe Gazette.

“Our employees take pride in our standing as a premium manufacturer of The World’s Best trucks, and in Kenworth’s commitment to this community,” says Judy McTigue, Kenworth-Chillicothe plant manager. “There is an incredible work ethic here in Chillicothe, and our entire city is proud to watch Kenworth trucks roll off the line. Kenworth thanks the people of Ross County for voting us the ‘Best Place to Work.’”

Kenworth’s Chillicothe, Ohio, plant was opened in 1974, employs more than 1,950 people, and has built more than 530,000 Kenworth trucks during its history. Over the past five years, Kenworth says it has invested $67 million in the plant to further enhance its efficiency and productivity.

Throughout the plant’s 43-year history, Kenworth-Chillicothe employees have maintained a strong focus on quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and environmental stewardship. Chillicothe has earned the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner, the company says.

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