KENWORTH – NEW PAINT SHOP

Customer: Kenworth Truck Company

Location: Chillicothe, Ohio

Product: Heavy-Duty Truck

Program Highlights:

  • First new US PACCAR paint shop in over 40 years
  • Integrated into the existing paint shop seamlessly with no change in existing carrier design
  • Provides 30% increase in production capability with only 108,000 sq. ft. of paint shop
  • Two levels of production area housed under a single roof
  • Patented GIFFIN ELITE™ scrubber technology with a 25% reduction in overall energy usage per truck
  • Quality improvements that limit rework
  • LED lighting throughout for improved illumination and cost effectiveness
  • Positive pressurized facility to eliminate infiltration of outside dirt rendering the entire paint shop a ‘clean zone’
  • Interior noise abatement optimized to allow for integrating equipment into production areas
  • First US PACCAR facility to utilize turbo bells for paint application
  • Conveyor tilt stations prevent water carryout of entrapped washer water, eliminating water cause defects. A first in the truck industry
  • Extensive use of GiffinGARD clean tunnel that encloses the trucks from the cleaning stages to spray booths
  • Expansion provisions adapted into design for future paint shop growth
  • Full skid tacking capability
  • Paint delivery with pig systems to minimize paint waste and allow for infinite color options

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