A Kenworth T270 was recognized as the milestone 200,000th medium-duty truck produced at the Paccar plant in Ste-Thérèse, Quebec.
Long-time Kenworth customer, Miller Industries, took delivery of the special T270 during a ceremony at the plant. The T270 is equipped with PACCAR PX-7 engine rated at 300 hp and an Allison automatic transmission, and was purchased from MHC Kenworth – Chattanooga in Tennessee. The company is outfitting the Kenworth T270 with a Chevron Loadrite 12 Series body. The T270 then will be used as an auto transporter by Kirkland Wrecker Services in Birmingham, Ala.
During the ceremony, Chakib Toubal-Seghir, PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant manager, presented the keys to Miller Industries executives Will Miller, president and co-CEO; Kipp Felice, vice president of marketing and business development; and Billy Drane, heavy duty product manager.
“The production of 200,000 medium-duty trucks at PACCAR Ste-Thérèse is the result of a long history of exceptional performance and strong commitment to quality by our employees here at the plant. We take great pride in producing The World’s Best trucks for such excellent customers like Miller Industries,” said Toubal-Seghir.
Also at the event were Scott Trichel, MHC Kenworth regional vice president, and Jeremy Ervin, MHC Kenworth - Chattanooga sales representative. Representing Kenworth were Hank Johnson, Kenworth general sales manager for vocational and medium duty; Mike Kleespies, Kenworth medium duty sales director; and Erik Johnson, Kenworth Southeast Region sales manager.
According to Kenworth’s Hank Johnson, presenting a milestone truck to a customer never gets old. “It’s a way for us to step back and recognize the hard work and dedication of our plant employees. Miller Industries has purchased Kenworth trucks for many years due to our product quality, engineering responsiveness, and dealer support through MHC Kenworth. To be able to share this special event with Miller Industries and the entire team in Ste-Thérèse is wonderful. Without everyone working together, our great relationship with Miller Industries wouldn’t be possible,” Johnson said.