Video: Paccar Has Room To Expand In Lowndes County

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The space is there and plans are to build more engines at Paccar’s Lowndes County facility.

Plant Manager Scott Blue says there are placeholders inside the 420,000 square foot building.

The company eventually wants to bring in more equipment to help make more engines. This could also mean more than a dozen new jobs.

Blue talked about the plans Tuesday at the Columbus Rotary Club meeting.

No timeline was given or details any about the possible capacity expansion.

Blue says ten percent of the trucks on the road have engines built at the Lowndes County plant.

“Trucks today will often times pull a million miles, and the engine that we design and manufacture here is called a P-10; which means that 90% of the engines that we make out here are designed to go a million miles before a major teardown,” said Blue.

The Lowndes County was built on 400 acres in 2007.

520 people work there.


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