Paccar to build engine plant in Mississippi

Paccar Inc plans to build a $400 million engine facility and technology center in the southeastern United States. The new facility will be constructed in Columbus MS.

Construction on the 400,000-square-foot facility begins in mid-2007 and is due to be completed in 2009. The new facility will manufacture 12.9- and 9.2-liter diesel engines for Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF vehicles and complements Paccar's state-of-the-art engine facility in the Netherlands.

“This will be Paccar's most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly facility,” said Jim Cardillo, executive vice-president. “The facility will initially hire approximately 200 employees, and it is anticipated that there will be 500 employees as production increases over time.”

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