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jimh721

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« on: June 08, 2005, 01:43:11 PM »
It looks like the love affair that UPS had with Mack is over.
United Parcel Service released the following statment today,
" Courier company United Parcel Service of America Inc. has
selected two southwestern Ontario truckmakers to produce more than
800 trucks for its distinctive brown-painted fleet ina deal worth $5.6
million. International Truck and Engine Corp. of Chathan and Sterling Truck Corp. in St Thomas will produce the trucks to beef up the UPS fleet across the United States, the U.S.-based company said Wednesday.
Production of 500 International 9200 trucks will begin this week at
International Truck, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Navistar International
Corp., and is expected to be completed in August. Sterling, owned by
DaimlerChrysler Corp., subsidiary Freightliner, will produce 335 Sterling A9513 trucks.
Chathan and St. Thomas were chosen as the locations for production because of the quality reputations maintained by International Truck and Engine Corp. and Sterling Truck Corp., UPS Canada vice-president
Chris Yates said in a release.
Both companies stand by their commitment to a high-quality product;
a common philosophy we share with UPS.
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company employing more
than 7,400 people in Canada and 384,000 worldwide "

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United Parcel Service
« on: June 08, 2005, 01:43:11 PM »

Mike Malone

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United Parcel Service.
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005, 08:31:58 PM »
Other than PR hype, what's the big deal here?

Building Internationals in Chatham Ontario has been going on for decades - the profits still go to the coffers at head office in Chicago.

Same thing with Sterling - profits go to Freightliner LLC.

Simply put, Chatham builds a better product than Mexico and has been dedicated since the 80s to the production of International's Class 8 conventionals.

Freightliner moved production of their trucks from St. Thomas Ontario when they purchased the designs and production machinery of Ford's AT and Louisville Series trucks. All Sterlings are built in Canada.

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005, 08:31:58 PM »

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