Mack Trucks says it will begin assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles and machining all Mack carrier housings at its Hagerstown, Md. plant.
The plant already produces all Mack engines and transmissions, and the additional capacity comes as part of a $30 million investment in the that – the company
“Coming on the heels of the $8 million investment that brought production of the mDRIVE transmission to Hagerstown last year, this decision is another indication of our commitment to excellence in integrated powertrain design and manufacturing,” says John Walsh, Mack vice president, marketing.
In addition to bringing drive axle operations to Hagerstown, the investment will also be used for upgrades to the engine assembly process, and centralization of aftermarket core warehousing operations.
Preparation for the axle operations is underway, with full implementation scheduled for 2015.