Saturday, July 16, 2011

The first bus in America, was built by Mack in 1900

Jack was 14 when he ran away from home, became a mule driver on the railroads and then went on to be an engineer on heav equipment and ships. Later he went into business with his brothers
Now, the Mack trucking company has a museum and heritage center in the Mack Customer Center in Allentown Pennsylvania page 3

“It gives us a powerful way to immerse customers from North America and around the world in the products, history and culture of the Mack brand.” said Mike Reardon, Mack vice president, marketing.

Created inside the company’s former engineering development and test center, the Mack Customer Center includes a product showroom, an 18,000-square-foot modification center and a two-lane, .73 mile oval track, allowing customers to put their vehicles to the test. The track has multiple grades, on- and off-road durability courses and a skid pad.

Inside, customers can relax, meet and work in a comfortable reception area or at the “Bulldog CafĂ©.” The new facility also houses the Mack Museum and Heritage Center, which will open to the public beginning November 1, 2010.  

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