Cool Stuff Being Made: How Mack Trucks Are Made

By December 2, 2006Cool Stuff Being Made

mack_truck.jpgThere are manufacturers and there are manufacturers. And then there are some who are so good, who have been around for so long, so durable, so reliable, making quality stuff consistently over such a long period that they become cemented in the American psyche and their brands are known nationwide. A small subset of that small subset earn a special distinction, working their way into the American lexicon. “Built like a Mack Truck” is one of those phrases that you hear in conversation, a phrase meant to imply a thing or a person built solidly and well.

This week we have a video of Mack Trucks being made. Another Pennsylvania Cable Network special, this one is from their plant in Macungie, Pennsylvania, and follows the assembly of “The Greatest Name in Trucks” through the entire process, from the welding of the frames and chassis of these big “class 8” heavy trucks, to the installation of the engines and transmissions from the Hagerstown, Maryland plant, through the spray booth and the trim line all the way to the end of the line.

This is a spectacular one-hour video for anyone who enjoys watching the manufacturing process. For anyone who wants to behold what goes into the making of an American icon, this video is for you.

Click here to watch this week’s video of Cool Stuff Being Made, and feel the Mack Truck manufacturing vibe.