Mack Trucks will be the featured company on the Travel Channel series Made in America, which highlights manufacturing companies who build their products in the U.S.
The episode featuring Mack will air tonight (Nov. 15) at 8 p.m. ET. Made in America is hosted by George Motz, who recently brought a Travel Channel video crew to Lehigh Valley.
Motz worked side-by-side with production technicians at Mack’s Macungie Assembly Operations plant, performing a number of difficult jobs in the facility.
“George actually did quite well,” said John Walsh, Mack director of public relations. “But we made sure our folks were close by – nothing left to chance when it comes to delivering a quality product. In the end, everyone had a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to seeing the show.”
The Made in America host and crew also visited the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, PA, just a few miles from the Macungie plant. Shots of Motz driving a MACK Pinnacle model sleeper are among the scenes in the episode.
This is not the first brush with television fame for Mack, who saw then president & CEO Denny Slagle appear on an episode of CBS’s Undercover Boss. Slagle, who is now in charge of the Volvo Group’s new Group Trucks Sales and Marketing Americas, which will comprise all of North and South America, along with global responsibility for the Mack brand, appeared on the show as a potential new employee in a competition with another person for a position with Mack Trucks.