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Jul 27, 2016

MACK TRUCKS * USA: Production shutdowns

* Pennsylvania - With slumping demand, Mack Trucks plans production shutdowns

 --- With heavy-duty truck demand sagging, Mack Trucks has scheduled several weeklong production shutdowns at its Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, assembly plant... The shutdowns, or temporary layoff weeks, will idle a significant portion of Mack Lehigh Valley Operations' approximately 1,500 employees. Some employees, depending on department, classification and shift, may be required to work during any temporary layoff week, the announcement notes... News of the shutdowns came on the same day that Mack's parent company, Volvo Group of Sweden, reported decreased second-quarter truck orders in North America. The company also again cut its full-year forecast for heavy-duty trucks in North America and promised to further reduce truck production in North America...
(Photo: Mack Trucks lehigh valley factory) -- Lower Macungie Township, PENN, USA - Transport Topics - 20 July 2016

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