There's a shiny new doghouse in North Carolina.
Vocational truck stalwart Mack introduced itself to the Piedmont Triad region with the September grand opening of the company's new world headquarters in Greensboro. "We have a 109-year tradition of success, forged by excellent people and products, and that tradition will continue to grow here in North Carolina," Dennis Slagle, president and chief executive officer of Mack Trucks, said after being accompanied to the podium by a bulldog mascot.
Parent Volvo Group has roots in Greensboro dating back to 1981, and many of the corporate support functions Mack relies on are located in the area. "Establishing Mack World Headquarters here in Greensboro alongside our support organizations will make us a more efficient, agile and cost-effective organization in almost every aspect of our business, from product development to aftermarket support," says Slagle.
As part of the restructuring program, production of all Mack trucks has been consolidated at Macungie Assembly Operations, located in Mack's longtime home in the Allentown, Pa., region.