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Kenworth Suspends Most Production At Renton Plant

There are 4 comments on the KIRO-TV Seattle story from Nov 14, 2008, titled Kenworth Suspends Most Production At Renton Plant. In it, KIRO-TV Seattle reports that:

Officials at Kenworth Northwest said they are suspending most production at their Renton plant.

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retired worker

Spokane, WA

#1 Nov 15, 2008
and the things they won't tell you is all 430 people get layed off and won't be called back. they will move all truck orders to mexico or ohio and renton will close. Alot of those people have been there for 30 years or more.theres no package deal for people to retire early or anything, just the last day of work. KW has'nt treated there worker very well for some years now.
Transportes Mexico

Renton, WA

#2 Nov 28, 2008
I don't think the Mexican plant will be receiving the truck production from Renton, here in Mexico the the production was reduced also because the market is not demanding trucks; a transportation magazine was written that the mexican plant retired almos 600...
Peterbilt worker


#3 Jan 18, 2009
Peterbilt Nashville, locked out all remaining 330 workers with 20-37 year people. Kenworth and Peterbilt union plants affected. Our contract came due, and they used it to close it down. Offered across the board cuts to contract in order that we couldn't accept it. Been locked out since June08. Paccar cares nothing about their workers. just bottom line. CEO makes 9 million a year. We gotta pay for that. Good luck to all Paccar workers. You'll need it.
Chillicothe Ohio

United States

#4 Jan 28, 2009
Ive been laid-off since April and we have lost hundreds of employees and not a single manager or unit manager has been laid-off. Management is staffed for 1500 production workers and there are maybe 800 left to date. This company used to treat us so well then Pigot's son took over and the rest went downhill only cares about his stock shares and bottomline; not quality but quantity.

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