Kenworth builds truck No. 700,000

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Kenworth Truck Co. celebrated its historic 700,000th truck produced in the company’s 82 years during a ceremony at Kenworth’s manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash.

Kenworth’s 700,000th truck is a new 2006 Model W900 with a 72-inch AeroCab Aerodyne sleeper produced for longtime customer James H. Clark & Son Inc. in Salt Lake City.

“Kenworth is very proud to achieve the production of 700,000 Kenworth trucks, and we recognize the dedication and commitment of our employees throughout our history to build the world’s best trucks,” said Bob Christensen, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

Jeff Clark, co-owner and vice president of James H. Clark & Son, and former company president James C. Clark, son of the company’s founder, were among company officials at the ceremony attended by Kenworth-Renton plant employees. They were presented with the historic truck’s keys by Kenworth-Renton plant manager Doug Baugh, Kenworth Truck Company general sales manager Bill Kozek, and Kyle Treadway, dealer principal of selling dealer Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City.

James H. Clark & Son is a refrigerated goods carrier that primarily operates Kenworth W900 and T800 models in its fleet of 164 trucks.