Canadian Manufacturing

Volvo to lay off 600 workers in two U.S. facilities

The automaker's Mack Truck assembly plant is losing 400 workers; 200 more will be cut from a Maryland engine plant



MACUNGIE, Pa.—Mack Trucks Inc. plans to lay off 400 people, or more than 20 per cent of the work force at its Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based company cites weaken demand in it’s Dec. 15 announcement. The layoffs take effect Jan. 25.

The plant in Lower Macungie Township, near Allentown, assembles every Mack truck built for the North American market and export. It currently has about 1,850 workers.

Mack is part of the Volvo Group. Volvo announced it plans to lay off 200 people from its powertrain facility in Hagerstown, Maryland. The facility manufactures Mack engines, transmissions and axles.

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