Miller Industries, a manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, recently received a Kenworth T270 recognized as the 200,000th medium-duty truck produced at the PACCAR plant in Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada.
Employees celebrated the milestone delivery during a ceremony at the plant. Chakib Toubal-Seghir, plant manager in Ste-Thérèse, presented the keys to Miller executives Will Miller, president and co-CEO; Kipp Felice, vice president of marketing and business development; and Billy Drane, heavy-duty product manager.
“The production of 200,000 medium-duty trucks at PACCAR Ste-Thérèse is the result of a long history of exceptional performance and strong commitment to quality by our employees here at the plant,” Toubal-Seghir said. “We take great pride in producing the world’s best trucks for such excellent customers like Miller Industries.”
The special T270 is equipped with a PACCAR PX-7 engine rated at 300 horsepower and an Allison automatic transmission, and was purchased from MHC Kenworth-Chattanooga in Tennessee, Kenworth said.
“We’re very grateful to receive this milestone Kenworth T270 from the employees at the PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant,” Felice said. “Miller Industries has a long history with Kenworth and MHC Kenworth-Chattanooga, and our end-user customers have always seen the value of Kenworth medium- and heavy-duty trucks in their tow fleets.
“Quality is what Miller Industries is all about, and this T270 will mean another satisfied customer for us.”
Scott Trichel, MHC Kenworth’s regional vice president, and Jeremy Ervin, an MHC Kenworth-Chattanooga sales representative, also attended the celebration. Representing Kenworth were Hank Johnson, general sales manager for vocational and medium duty; Mike Kleespies, medium-duty sales director; and Erik Johnson, southeast region sales manager.
“We are proud of the great relationship we have with Miller Industries,” Trichel said. “As they have grown the business over the years, we’ve been able to grow with them. It’s great to see Miller Industries receive the 200,000th medium duty truck built in Ste-Thérèse. From all of us at MHC Kenworth, we congratulate Miller and all the hard working employees at the plant who made this truck possible.”
Miller, headquartered in Chattanooga TN, plans to outfit the new T270 with a Chevron Loadrite 12 Series body before delivering it to Kirkland Wrecker Services in Birmingham AL.
“Miller Industries has purchased Kenworth trucks for many years due to our product quality, engineering responsiveness, and dealer support through MHC Kenworth,” Johnson said. “To be able to share this special event with Miller Industries and the entire team in Ste-Thérèse is wonderful.
“Without everyone working together, our great relationship with Miller Industries wouldn’t be possible.”