PACCAR Expands Columbus, Mississippi, Operations
The investment includes an additional 50,000-square-feet to accommodate remanufacturing operations. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2023.
“PACCAR has produced more than 300,000 PACCAR MX Engines in its world-class engine factory in Columbus, MS, since 2010. The PACCAR MX engine has a design life of one million miles, after which time the remanufacturing process can extend that life another one million miles. Engine remanufacturing is good for the environment and provides value to Kenworth and Peterbilt truck owners who appreciate the opportunity to extend the life of their trucks with high-quality remanufactured PACCAR MX Engines,” said PACCAR Engine Company Plant Manager Todd Wells.
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for on-site building improvements. Lowndes County, Tennessee Valley Authority and 4 County Electric also are assisting with the project.
“This exciting announcement is the latest reminder of how Mississippi’s efforts to foster economic growth are a vital part of our state’s economic future. In addition to creating so many exciting new opportunities for so many individuals, these 100 new jobs will benefit the Golden Triangle Region by building a stronger tax base and supporting local businesses. MDA exists to help spur economic development in Mississippi’s communities, and we are glad to support PACCAR as the company grows in Columbus,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp noted.
PACCAR manufactures premium trucks, including the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and distributes truck parts.
“From the day PACCAR selected Lowndes County as the site for its engine plant, I have been impressed by the Company. This iconic company has continued to reinvest in not only its facility here but in our community and its people. The Golden Triangle is a vastly better place because of PACCAR, and I would like to think that PACCAR is a better Company because of the Golden Triangle,” added Joe Max Higgins, CEO of Golden Triangle Development LINK.
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