Mack Trucks Unveils History of Refuse Exhibit at Mack Trucks Historical Museum
ALLENTOWN, PA (June 18, 2019) – The Mack Trucks Historical Museum unveiled an all-new exhibit titled “Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry.” The exhibit, which features three antique Mack® trucks and an interactive visitor education display, was made possible thanks to support from Mack Trucks and Republic Services, an industry leader in recycling and waste disposal and longtime Mack customer. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the exhibit.
“The Mack Trucks Historical Museum highlights Mack Trucks’ rich history, including our leadership in the refuse industry,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president, North American sales and marketing. “We are grateful to Republic Services for their partnership in helping us demonstrate the incredible transformation of the refuse industry with this outstanding exhibit at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum.”
Republic Services provided the three classic Mack truck models for use in the new exhibit, and each features Republic Services’ iconic red, white and blue colors. The Mack models on display include a 1929 Mack AK model with hoist and dump body, a 1951 Mack LF model with a Heil Colecto-Pak body, and a 1965 Mack B53S model with a Dempster Dumpster body. Republic Services also participated in the development of the interactive displays and refuse industry timeline wall that are part of the exhibit.
“Republic Services is proud to be involved in this this unique exhibit, which highlights the advancements of the refuse truck, including enhancing safety features, increasing mechanical lifting and automation, upgrading the cab environment and ultimately improving the work experience for the driver,” said Donald W. Slager, chief executive officer of Republic Services. “It also gives us an opportunity to recognize the real everyday heroes of the industry – our drivers and technicians. We are proud to partner with Mack Trucks on the exhibit and look forward to continued industry innovation resulting in cleaner, safer and more efficient trucks.”
In addition to commemorating the past, Mack Trucks and Republic Services are looking toward the future of the refuse industry. Earlier this year, Mack Trucks announced that it would partner with Republic Services to build and operate a fully electric Mack LR refuse truck to help their fleet achieve zero emissions goals. Additional details, including truck specs and testing information, will be announced at a later date.
The “Keeping America Clean” exhibit is located in the Mack Trucks Historical Museum’s main gallery and will be on display through June 2020.
Located at the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum is a separate, not-for-profit corporation that explores the history of Mack and demonstrates the industry-leading manufacturing techniques that have kept Mack at the forefront of heavy-duty trucking. For more information about the museum, including available tour hours, please visit www.macktruckshistoricalmuseum.org.
CAPTION: The Mack Trucks Historical Museum is home to an all-new exhibit titled “Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry.” Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president, North American sales and marketing, and Donald W. Slager, Republic Services chief executive officer, together with other Mack and Republic executives, officially cut the ribbon to open the exhibit (top; right and left respectively with scissors), which features a refuse industry timeline (middle left), an interactive display wall (middle right) and three classic Mack® trucks (bottom).
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