Mack Trucks Inc. will offer tours of its assembly operations in Macungie, Pa., as part of the Antique Truck Club of America’s 31st annual Antique Truck Show, which will be held today-Sunday, June 18-20, at Macungie Memorial Park. The show includes most of history’s major truck brands.
The Macungie plant tour, available Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is self-guided and takes about an hour to complete. Round-trip transportation via bus will be provided from the Antique Truck Show to the plant.
“We’ve long built what are referred to as vocational trucks – primarily for construction and refuse applications – in the Macungie plant,” says Mike Reardon, Mack vice president of marketing. “With the transition of highway truck production into the plant last fall, we now build every Mack truck for North America and export here.”
The company also is converting its Allentown engineering development and test center into a Mack customer center that will include the current test track, plus displays of vintage and current Mack trucks, and be the new home for the Mack Trucks Museum. “Once that conversion process is complete, customers will be able to see their trucks being built in the Macungie plant, then come to the customer center to test-drive their new vehicles and be immersed in the history and tradition of Mack,” Reardon says.