Kenworth-Chillicothe a Quality standout
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Kenworth Truck Co's plant in Chillicothe OH has been named Quality Magazine's Plant of the Year in the large-plant category of more than 250 employees. The Kenworth-Chillicothe plant has produced 270,000-plus trucks since it opened in 1974.
This plant produces Kenworth's T600, T800, T2000, and W900 models and maintains ISO 9001:2000 quality certification. It uses technologies such as paperless build instructions, electronic data collection, digitally controlled tooling, and cab harness electrical tests, combined with Six Sigma, high-impact Kaizen events, and other process improvements.
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