Jon Harris

Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack to Lay Off 305 at Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

Mack truck on assembly line A Mack truck on the assembly line. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks plans to lay off 305 employees at the end of February at its Lower Macungie Township, Pa., assembly plant as the manufacturer adjusts to lower market demand for heavy-duty trucks.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 10, 2020
Business, TCA

Mack Trucks Plans Down Weeks, Possible Layoffs at Pennsylvania Plant

Mack truck grille Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

After two years of strong demand, the heavy-duty truck market is shifting into a lower gear, a slowdown that likely will lead to layoffs at Mack Trucks’ assembly plant in Lower Macungie Township, Pa.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Union Workers Approve Labor Agreement

Mack Trucks Mack Trucks in a lot. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Mack Trucks announced late on Nov. 3 that United Auto Workers members ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement with the company. The contract covers more than 3,500 Mack workers across six facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
November 4, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

With Strike Set to End, Mack Workers Will Return to Softening Market

Mack truck grille Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

With the Mack Trucks strike slated to end, a recent report from parent company Volvo Group provides a look at the heavy-duty truck market that 3,500 workers will return to next week.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Mack Strike to Idle Production at Volvo’s Virginia Plant

Volvo's Virginia plant closed by Mack Trucks strike. A worker at the Volvo New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

The ongoing Mack Trucks strike will temporarily idle the largest Volvo truck manufacturing facility in the world.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 17, 2019
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

mack Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

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

Mike Blake/Reuters

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

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

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

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