Kenworth rolls 500,000th truck out of Chillicothe, Ohio, plant

Kenworth Chillicothe employees gathered to help celebrate the plant’s milestone 500,000th Kenworth, a T680 mid-roof sleeper delivered to Melton Truck Lines.Kenworth Chillicothe employees gathered to help celebrate the plant’s milestone 500,000th Kenworth, a T680 mid-roof sleeper delivered to Melton Truck Lines.

A Kenworth T680 76-inch mid-roof sleeper with a Paccar MX-13 455-hp engine was recognized as the 500,000th truck produced at the Kenworth factory in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The truck was presented to Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed company out of Tulsa, Okla., during a celebration held Tuesday, Feb. 23.

“Melton Truck Lines is an outstanding company that takes excellent care of its customers and drivers,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “Melton has supported its high standards by adding more than 500 reliable and comfortable Kenworth T680s to its fleet in the past two years, with 400 more to come in 2016. We very much appreciate Melton’s confidence in the T680, and we value our strong partnership.”

Feight presented a special commemorative plaque and the keys to the new Kenworth T680 to Bob Peterson, Melton Truck Lines chairman and CEO and his wife, Cindy Peterson.

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