Executives from long-time Kenworth customer Miller Industries were on hand to receive the milestone 200,000th medium duty truck produced at the state-of-the-art PACCAR plant in Ste-Thérèse, Quebec. The T270 — equipped with a PACCAR PX-7 engine rated at 300 hp and an Allison automatic transmission — was purchased from MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga in Tennessee. “We’re very grateful to receive this milestone Kenworth T270 from the employees at the PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant,” Felice says. “Miller Industries has a long history with Kenworth and MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga, and our end-user customers have always seen the value of Kenworth medium and heavy duty trucks in their tow fleets. Quality is what Miller Industries is all about, and this T270 will mean another satisfied customer for us.” Miller Industries is an industry leader in providing towing and recovery equipment and has its headquarters in Chattanooga. The company is outfitting the Kenworth T270 with a Chevron Loadrite 12 Series body. The T270 then will be used as an auto transporter by Kirkland Wrecker Services in Birmingham, Alabama.
“The production of 200,000 medium duty trucks at PACCAR Ste-Thérèse is the result of a long history of exceptional performance and strong commitment to quality by our employees here at the plant,” says Toubal-Seghir. The PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant has earned the prestigious International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001:2015 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner, IS0 9000 quality assurance certification, and OHSAS 18001 health and safety certification. Benefits include improved resource efficiency, decreased waste, reduced overall environmental impact, cost reduction, and consistent management of environmental commitments.