Back

LVEDC to Host Fall Signature Event at Mack Trucks

By Colin McEvoy on November 3, 2015

Mack Trucks event

Please join us as the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) hosts its inaugural Fall Signature Event: “Mack Trucks in the Lehigh Valley and in the World.”

During this Nov. 11 luncheon event, LVEDC will discuss the importance of manufacturing, one of the four targeted industries of the Lehigh Valley, while also spotlighting Mack Trucks, one of the region’s largest manufacturers and employers.

“In terms of economic output, manufacturing is a major growth sector for the Lehigh Valley, one that outpaces virtually every other region in the state,” said Don Cunningham, LVEDC President and CEO. “Auto and steel manufacturing are still very much alive the Lehigh Valley, and there is no better example of that than Mack Trucks, which each year makes tens of thousands of the trucks in their Macungie facility.”

The event will be held at the Mack Trucks facility at 2402 Lehigh Parkway South, Allentown. Registration and Mack Museum tours will run from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a lunch and program from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please visit this Eventbrite site to RSVP by Nov. 6.

Speakers will include Cunningham and Mack Tucks Vice President and General Manager Wade Watson.

Founded in 1900, Mack trucks is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines, and transmissions. Every Mack truck built for the North American market is assembled at its Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie.

For more information about the event, contact LVEDC Director of Marketing Michael Keller at [email protected] or 610-266-2217.

Discover Lehigh Valley Announces Record-Breaking Year for Tourism

More and more people are visiting the Lehigh Valley, and they’re liking what they see. According to Discover Lehigh Valley, the region’s tourism promotion agency, 59 percen[...]

Continue to Next Page

Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$43.3 Billion

2020 Gross Domestic Product

Investor Spotlight
City Center Lehigh Valley
Industry Spotlight

10.6% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

Investor Spotlight
Lehigh Valley Health Network
By the Numbers
$3.8 Billion

Exports in 2019

Investor Spotlight
Air Products
Investor Spotlight
Lehigh Valley Electricians
By the Numbers
$66,865

Median Household Income

Investor Spotlight
PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
676,700

Population

Investor Spotlight
Olympus
By the Numbers
347,612

Labor Force

Industry Spotlight

26.6% of Labor Force
Employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

By the Numbers
5,073

Technology Patents

Investor Spotlight
Mack Trucks
Investor Spotlight
UGI
Investor Spotlight
Magestic Realty Co
Investor Spotlight
NFI
Industry Spotlight

14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

Investor Spotlight
Wells Fargo
By the Numbers
$7.1 Billion

Manufacturing Contribution to GDP

Investor Spotlight
Truist
Industry Spotlight

69th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

Investor Spotlight
Key Bank
Industry Spotlight

10,754 degrees awarded by Lehigh Valley colleges (2017-18 academic year)

Investor Spotlight
St. Lukes University Health Network
Industry Spotlight

82,270 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

Investor Spotlight
Workforce Board
By the Numbers
149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

Investor Spotlight
FirstEnergy