Jon Harris

Business, TCA

Mack Plans Temporary Layoffs at Pennsylvania Plant

Closeup of Mack logo on truck Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

With the market shifting into a lower gear, Mack Trucks is planning to adjust production at its Lower Macungie Township, Pa., assembly plant by scheduling two down weeks during the fourth quarter.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
September 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Looks to Maintain Momentum in 2019

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For Mack Trucks, 2018 was a good year. While the company’s market share declined slightly, Mack had its best year of production since 2015 and orders flew in at a double-digit clip, keeping the manufacturer’s Lower Macungie Township plant busy as it tried to keep up with demand.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
February 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Signs Lease for Million-Square-Foot Pennsylvania Warehouse

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What can brown do for you? Apparently, it can fill a 1 million-square-foot warehouse along Route 33 in Palmer Township, Pa.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks: Trump’s Tariffs Could Put Us at a Competitive Disadvantage

Sporting an "I Love Trucks" button, President Donald Trump speaks meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Back on March 23, 2017, President Donald Trump welcomed trucking industry representatives to the White House for a discussion on health care. During their visit, Trump, wearing an “I [heart] truckers” pin, climbed into the cab of a Mack truck parked on the lawn, pumped his fists and pretended to drive the stationary big rig.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Defense Wins Army Contract Valued at Up to $296 Million

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Mack Defense of Upper Macungie Township, Pa., has landed one of its largest contracts, a deal that has the potential to keep the Mack Trucks’ subsidiary busy for the next seven years.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Mack Defense Lands Defense Logistics Agency Contract

Mack defense vehicle Mack Defense vehicle (Mack Defense)

Mack Defense of Upper Macungie Township, Pa., has landed a contract that will bring some work through the Lehigh Valley over the next five years.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
May 2, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Orders Rise, but Market Share Falls for Mack Trucks in First Quarter

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Everybody knows about the up-and-down, cyclical nature of the heavy-duty truck market. But as Mack Trucks proved in the first quarter, sometimes you can be up — and down — at the same time.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
April 25, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Posts Modest Uptick in Deliveries, Receives Surge in Orders in 2017

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If you look solely at Mack Trucks’ delivery total last year, you see a number that is only 4% — or about 800 trucks — higher than the company’s total in 2016, which was its worst statistical year since 2010.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 31, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Want to Build Your Own Mack Anthem? You Can — on a Much Smaller Scale

Mack Trucks

Want an all-new Mack Anthem, without the six-figure price tag or commercial driver’s license needed to drive one? Well, you’re in luck.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 23, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Adding 400 Jobs at Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

Bloomberg News

Mack is back, upshifting into hiring mode for its massive Lower Macungie Township, Pa., assembly plant that already employs about 2,000 people.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 13, 2017

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