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PACCAR opening 2
plants this year
Truck manufacturer PACCAR Inc.,
a Fortune 500 company, has decided
to put its next new manufacturing
facility for one of its divisions in
McKinney, Texas, with the deal slated
to become finalized in the next few
The company also plans to open
a new plant in Chicago, Ill., later this
The McKinney Economic
Development Corp. has reached
an agreement to give PACCAR $3.3
million in economic incentives,
$1.1 million, for opening the division
The economic development
agency values the new
manufacturing facility and its related
economic impact at over $20 million.
McKinney will be “an excellent
community” for Dynacraft’s new
manufacturing facility, said Anthony
Levi, the general manager for the
PACCAR plans to build a new
facility at Wilmeth Road and
Redbud Boulevard in McKinney to
accommodate its Dynacraft division.
Upon completion, the company
-- which designs and manufacturers
trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt
and DAF nameplates -- expects to
bring 200 new jobs to the city in the
next six years.
Jason Buress, chairman of the
McKinney Economic Development
Corp, said he believes McKinney will
give the company a place to grow
well beyond its initial investment.
Richardson-based Hill & Wilkinson
is the design build firm working on
Late last year PACCAR reported
a decline in its revenues and profits
during the third quarter. The
Bellevue, Wash., company said net
income fell almost 20 percent to
$346.2 million in the quarter from
$431.2 million in same period a year
earlier. Pre-tax profit from truck
sales totaled $284.9 million, below last
year’s $388.3 million, and parts sales
declined 5 percent to $138.3 million.
Financial services profit plunged
to $71 million from $92.9 million,
Total revenues in its trucks and
parts businesses dropped to $3.95
billion, down from $4.55 billion a
year earlier. Revenues in PACCAR’s
financial services segment declined
to $296.2 million from $301 million.
Truck sales came in at $3.17 million
in the quarter, down from $3.74
million and parts revenues were
reported at $764.8 million versus $778
million last year.
PACCAR cited the “general
negative environment for the
trucking industry” for the declines.
Overall industry sales of the
largest Class 8 trucks in the U.S.
and Canada will range from 215,000
to 225,000 this year, according to
PACCAR’s estimate. That is down
from a prior outlook for 220,000 to
240,000. Dealers will sell between