November 28, 2007, Bellevue, Washington PACCAR donated a Peterbilt Model 387 truck to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) for use in the schools commercial vehicle drivers training program. Lex Lemmers, PACCAR engine plant manager, made the announcement in a ceremony held on the schools Golden Triangle Campus in Mayhew, Mississippi, and presented the keys to Dr. Rick Young, EMCC president. "PACCAR is pleased to make this donation to enhance the innovative educational leadership at East Mississippi Community College. EMCC is a great partner and has supported PACCAR as we establish ourselves in Mississippi and the Golden Triangle area," said Lemmers. "This donation demonstrates PACCARs commitment to give back to the community," said Dr. Young. "The Golden Triangle region and the state of Mississippi are fortunate to have a company of PACCARs caliber contribute to our educational initiatives," added Young.
PACCAR is building a 400,000-square-foot engine plant near Columbus, Mississippi. The $400 million facility will be one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly commercial vehicle diesel engine facilities in North America. "We have been working closely with EMCC developing extensive training programs for future PACCAR employees," said Lance Walters, assistant plant manager. "We have established offices at EMCC and are pleased to be able to utilize these excellent facilities and work with their professional staff of educators."
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. It also provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
PACCAR shares are listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com.
Peterbilt aerodynamic Model 387.