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Oct 26, 2016

MACK TRUCKS' * USA: Sales decline 40%

* Pennsylvania - Mack Trucks posts 40% decline in third-quarter deliveries

--- Mack Trucks on Friday reported its weakest third quarter of delivered trucks in six years, continuing a downward trend for the company — and the heavy-duty truck market — in 2016 compared with peak demand last year... Mack delivered 3,963 trucks worldwide in the third quarter, a 40 percent decline from the 6,623 it sent out during the same period in 2015. That's the weakest third quarter for Mack since 2010, when it delivered 3,144 trucks during the period, Volvo reports show... To meet the lower demand, Mack in July said it scheduled four down weeks at its 1-million-square-foot Lower Macungie Township facility, where all Mack trucks built for the North American market and export are assembled. The company's Lehigh Valley operations employ about 1,480 workers, and union members will vote on a new three-year contract Sunday... 
(Photo by JOSEPH RESSLER/THE MORNING CALL - The Mack Trucks assembly plant in Lower Macungie has had several down weeks this year, in response to soft heavy-duty truck demand in North America) -- Lower Macungie, PA, USA - The Morning Call, by Jon Harris - 21 Oct 2016

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