U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Visits Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations, Test Drives Mack® LR Electric
MACUNGIE, PA (Aug. 12, 2022)
CAPTION: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey today visited Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where he drove the Mack® LR Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse vehicle. Pictured left to right is Scott Barraclough, Mack Trucks senior product manager e-mobility and Sen. Casey. Assembled at LVO, the Mack LR Electric offers zero tailpipe emissions, improved sustainability and a quieter vehicle for refuse collection. Sen. Casey also toured the facility and discussed the recently passed CHIPS and Science Act, which was supported by Sen. Casey and signed into law by President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The Act incentivizes the investment in domestic jobs, technology and manufacturing, primarily in the semiconductor industry. Semiconductor chips are critical to manufacturing Mack trucks, with some heavy-duty diesel-powered trucks requiring up to 1,500 chips per truck. For more information about the Mack LR Electric, please visit your local Mack dealer or www.macktrucks.com.
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, which is driving prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase customer uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs almost 100,000 people and serves customers in more than 190 markets. In 2020, net sales amounted to about $36.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.