Mack Trucks has announced a $14.5 million investment to expand its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) manufacturing facility in Virginia. The aim of this expansion is to accommodate the anticipated increase in demand for the Mack MD Electric vehicles.


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Mack Trucks is investing $14.5 million to expand its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) manufacturing facility in Virginia. Virginia Govenor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin join Mack executives and local officials during a groundbreaking ceremony.

“Mack is committed to making the industrial and product investments we need in order to be a North American market leader,” said Stephen Roy, global president of Mack Trucks. “The expansion of the RVO plant will help us grow in a strategic market segment and support our sustainability goals.”

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin revealed the $14.5 million investment during an event attended by state and local officials at RVO. This investment includes a $255,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund and a package of incentives totaling $842,420 offered by Roanoke County. The project is projected to generate 51 new jobs.

According to Governor Youngkin, Mack Trucks’ expansion further strengthens Virginia’s manufacturing industry, which is a key focus of the state’s economic development strategy. He highlighted the significance of this investment, marking the company’s second major investment in the region since its initial investment four years ago.

The investment will primarily fund equipment, tooling, and a 72,000 square-foot building expansion, increasing the facility’s total area to 352,000 square feet. Construction is scheduled to commence in April 2024, with completion expected in Q4 2025. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership collaborated with Roanoke County Economic Development and the Roanoke Regional Partnership to secure the project.

All Mack medium-duty models, including the Mack MD Electric introduced in March 2023, are produced at RVO. The addition of the Mack MD Electric to the product lineup has increased the need for more space at the facility, reflecting growing customer demand for these models.