Kenworth Truck Co.’s manufacturing plant in Chillicothe, OH, recently produced its 250,000th truck, a new 2006-model Kenworth T600 aerodynamic tractor with 72-in. AeroCab sleeper, built for Halvor Lines Inc. of Superior, WI.
“We’re proud to achieve the production of 250,000 trucks at the Kenworth plant in Chillicothe,” said Tony McQuary, Kenworth asst. gm-- operations. “This significant milestone is a tribute to the hard work, dedication, and strong commitment to quality that Kenworth employees at Chillicothe have shown since the plant was opened in 1974. Kenworth congratulates them on their daily efforts to build ‘the World’s Best trucks’ for outstanding customers like Halvor Lines.”
During a special ceremony attended by plant employees, Halvor Lines president Jon Vinje was presented with the keys to the new Kenworth by plant manager Scott Blue, KW general sales manager Bill Kozek, and Larry Soule, general sales manager of selling dealer St. Apul, MN-based Rihm Kenworth.
“It’s quite an honor for Halvor Lines to receive this very special 250,000th Kenworth truck built by the plant employees at Chillicothe,” said Vinje. “We appreciate their efforts and especially thank them for providing premium Kenworth trucks that help make our operations successful.” He noted the new Kenworth T600 will be assigned to one of Halvor’s senior drivers.
The Chillicothe plant is Kenworth’s largest manufacturing facility. In addition to the T600, the plant produces the Kenworth W900, T800 and T2000 models.
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