Mack Trucks Honored by Discover Lehigh Valley for Local Economic Impact
ALLENTOWN, PA (Nov. 14, 2018) – Discover Lehigh Valley, an organization promoting tourism in the Lehigh Valley, recently awarded Mack Trucks its Zenith Award for making a significant economic impact on the region. Mack won the award for conducting the press and dealer launch of the Mack Anthem® model, its newest highway truck, at the PPL Center in Allentown.
“The Mack event brought the highest number of attendees and the largest economic impact for the region,” said Mike Stershic, president of Discover Lehigh Valley. “We appreciate an organization with strong local ties selecting the Lehigh Valley as a hub for an event as significant as this.”
Discover Lehigh Valley’s Zenith Award is presented to the organization responsible for bringing a meeting to the Lehigh Valley that has either the largest economic impact or the largest number of attendees. Mack hosted about 750 people at its Anthem launch event in 2017.
The Zenith Award was presented to Mack during Discover Lehigh Valley’s annual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13. The annual meeting highlighted last year’s accomplishments, as well as the recipients of three awards: the Zenith, Tourism and Partnership awards.
“We are honored that Discover Lehigh Valley chose Mack to receive the Zenith Award,” said John Walsh, vice president of marketing for Mack Trucks. “It was natural for Mack to have our event in Allentown, where we have so many employees and such a long history. Mack is proud that the Lehigh Valley is home to our Mack Customer Center, where Mack customers from all over the world visit to learn about the brand and our products, and home to Lehigh Valley Operations, where all Mack vehicles for North America and export are built.”
Discover Lehigh Valley recently awarded Mack Trucks its Zenith Award for making a significant economic impact on the region by hosting the press and dealer launch of the Mack Anthem® model, its newest highway truck, at the PPL Center in Allentown. Pictured left to right are Robin Crawford, executive director, corporate affairs, Mack Trucks; Mike Stershic, president, Discover Lehigh Valley; Alex Michaels, incoming president, Discover Lehigh Valley; John Walsh, vice president, marketing, Mack Trucks; and Amy Sander, customer experience brand manager, Mack Trucks.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways. Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2018, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $43 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.