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Mack to expand Roanoke Valley Operations

Feb. 21, 2024
The company is investing $14.5 million into its expansion, which is driven by greater demand for MD Series and MD Electric vehicles.

Mack Trucks is investing $14.5 million to expand its Roanoke Valley Operations manufacturing plant in Virginia to prepare the facility for higher demand for its MD Series and MD Electric vehicles.

“Mack is committed to making the industrial and product investments we need to be a North American market leader,” Stephen Roy, global president of Mack Trucks, said. “The expansion of the RVO plant will help us grow in a strategic market segment and support our sustainability goals.”

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced the $14.5 million investment during an event with state and local officials at RVO. Gov. Youngkin approved a $255,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund for the project. The project will result in 51 jobs. Roanoke County offered a package of incentives totaling $842,420.

“Mack Trucks’ expansion further strengthens Virginia’s manufacturing industry ecosystem, which is a core focus of the Commonwealth’s economic development strategy,” Gov. Youngkin said. “We are proud that Mack Trucks’ initial investment in a new Roanoke County operation four years ago has yielded a second major investment. This is truly another voice of confidence in Virginia by a global industry leader.”

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Mack’s investment will go toward equipment, tooling, and a 72,000-square-foot building expansion, making the facility 352,000 square feet. Construction will begin in April and is expected to be completed in Q4 2025.

All Mack medium-duty models are produced at RVO. Mack launched its diesel-powered MD Series in 2020 and MD Electric in March 2023. Adding the new model to the product lineup increased the need for more space at the facility.

“Customer demand for the Mack MD and MD Electric continues to grow beyond our expectations,” Roy said. “This investment and expansion will well-position Mack Trucks for the future.”


This article was originally published on FleetOwner.com.

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