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Kenworth recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the start of construction on a $45 million, 105,000 square-foot Test Building addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. The expansion represents a nearly 17 percent increase to the 622,000 square-foot Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which is located on a 120-acre site 50 miles south of Columbus, Ohio. Kenworth will construct the new Test Building on the north side of the plant.
When completed in the second quarter of 2023, all testing and validation activities will relocate from current operations to the new Test Building and further enhance efficiency, productivity and quality.
The Kenworth Chillicothe assembly plant recently received two 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards from the Manufacturing Leadership Council of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The plant was honored for its Kenworth Paint Facility and Henrob Error Proofing project.
Last fall, Kenworth Chillicothe earned the 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence “E3” Platinum Award, the top award presented by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The award honors a business or organization that expands its environmental program beyond its facility and demonstrates how its environmental stewardship efforts benefit the local community, region, or larger geographical area.