PACCAR is recognizing its Columbus, Mississippi engine factory for 10 years of manufacturing.
A groundbreaking ceremony in 2007 marked the start of construction for the $400 million facility. PACCAR says the factory design and operations have resulted in many honors for manufacturing excellence and environmental impact over the last decade, such as zero-waste-to-landfill, and ISO 14000 environmental management and ISO 9001-TS quality management certifications. Additional investments in factory enhancements and production capacity have positioned the plant to meet engine demand over the next decade, the company says. The Columbus, Mississippi factory has produced more than 250,000 PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines to date.