ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Mack Trucks has unveiled a new Class 6/7 truck lineup that will be assembled in Roanoke County, Virginia.
The MD Series begins serial production in July and is available for order today.
The new Roanoke Valley Operations facility represents a US $13-million investment, 250 new jobs, and an annual economic impact of $364 million for the region.
“This is an exciting day for Roanoke County,” said Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, before joining Mack Trucks executives and other government representatives to cut a ribbon to open the plant.
The project has been in the works for about two years, and had been kept tightly under wraps prior to the announcement.
“Mack Trucks is very proud to make this investment and to now offer a full lineup of Class 6 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, serving virtually every segment of the market,” said Mack president Martin Weissburg. “With this investment, Mack is well-positioned for future success.”
“Now that we have a full lineup of Class 6 to Class 8 vehicles, customers desiring Mack’s distinctive durability and reliability now have an option for lighter GVWR configurations,” said senior vice-president of North American sales and marketing Jonathan Randall.
The Class 6 Mack MD6 has a GVWR of 25,995 lb., while the MD7 has a GVWR of 33,000 lb. They’ll focus on applications including dry van, refrigerated, stake/flatbed, dump and tank trucks. They’ll be available in 4×2 configurations.
More to follow.