National Geographic Channel films Mack being built

Jan. 13, 2012
The National Geographic Channel will premiere its episode of Ultimate Factories featuring Mack Trucks on Saturday, Jan. 14 (8-9 p.m. EST). According to Mack, the hour-long show will “take viewers behind the scenes, showing start to finish what it means to be Built Like A Mack Truck.”

The National Geographic Channel will premiere its episode of Ultimate Factories featuring Mack Trucks on Saturday, Jan. 14 (8-9 p.m. EST). According to Mack, the hour-long show will “take viewers behind the scenes, showing start to finish what it means to be Built Like A Mack Truck.”

A heavy-haul Titan by Mack will take center stage as its Mack MP10 engine – top rating of 605 hp. and 2,060 lbs.-ft. of torque – rugged Mack Cornerstone chassis, and air-ride equipped cab come together to form the truck, noted the OEM.

“Filming a show about Mack trucks was definitely one of the coolest gigs I’ve had,” said Ultimate Factories associate producer Francis Cordero in her blog about the episode. “There are hundreds of people involved in the making of this truck in three main facilities. We filmed at all three locations, the first at the Macungie Assembly plant where the trucks drive off the line. The second facility was the Powertrain Center where the Mack engines are made. The last location we filmed at was the Customer Center where Mack trucks are test-driven on a closed course.”

Click here to preview the Ultimate Factories episode featuring Mack. A Mack photo gallery from the episode is available here.

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