Mack Expands MD Production

Feb. 13, 2024
The plant builds MD Series and MD Electric trucks.

Mack Trucks is expanding manufacturing capacities for its MD and MD Electric trucks. It will spend $14.5 million to expand its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) manufacturing facility in Virginia. The state will provide a grant of $255,000 toward the project, and Roanoke County has offered incentives totaling $842,420.

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

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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 the fourth quarter of 2025.

The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will support employee training activities, and Mack is eligible to receive state benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new full-time jobs created as a result of the project.

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