Kenworth Constructing Test Building at Ohio Plant

Kenworth W990 52-inch flat roof sleeper
A Kenworth W990 52-inch flat roof sleeper off the assembly line at the Chillicothe, Ohio, plant. (Kenworth Truck Co. via Twitter)

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Kenworth Truck Co. began construction on a $45 million, 105,000-square-foot test building addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The expansion — scheduled to be completed in the second quarter next year — represents a nearly 17% increase to the 622,00-square-foot facility, which sits on 120 acres 50 miles south of Columbus.

When completed, all testing and validation activities will be relocated there.

Kenworth plants in Chillicothe and Renton, Wash., hold the International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001:2015 certification for effective environmental management systems, established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth’s medium-duty trucks are produced at the Ste. Thérèse, Quebec, facility, which also achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification.

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