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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson (Ret.) Elected to Mack Defense Board of Directors

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson (Ret.) Elected to Mack Defense Board of Directors

ALLENTOWN, PA (August 8, 2016) – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson (Ret.) has joined the Mack Defense Board of Directors.

“Lt. Gen. Stevenson brings a tremendous wealth of military, logistics and business experience to our board of directors, and we look forward to his participation and contribution,” said Ryan Werling, president, Mack Defense.

Stevenson joined the U.S. Army in 1974 and has served in a number of logistics and materiel command senior leadership positions. Most recently, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics during the most active time for U.S. Army logisticians since World War II. Stevenson retired from the U.S. Army in 2012 following a 37-year career.

 

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CAPTION: U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson (Ret.) has joined the Mack Defense Board of Directors.

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Mack Defense, LLC, is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Mack Defense Partners with JWF Industries for Assembly of the Lakota 6×6 Vehicle System

Mack Defense Partners with JWF Industries for Assembly of the Lakota 6×6 Vehicle System

ALLENTOWN, PA (June 2, 2016) – Mack Defense today announced a partnership with JWF Defense Systems, LLC, a wholly-owned division of JWF Industries, Inc. of Johnstown, Pennsylvania for the assembly of the Mack Defense Lakota 6×6 vehicle system. In addition to assembly, the partnership includes the manufacture of the vehicle’s armored hull. The versatile Lakota 6×6 combines exceptional capabilities with numerous configurations, offering end users a highly adaptable vehicle designed to meet the needs of a variety of missions.

“We look forward to working with JWF Defense Systems on the assembly of these vehicle solutions along with production of their armored hulls,” said Ryan Werling, president of Mack Defense. “JWF Defense has a long tradition of supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and we are excited to have them as part of our team. In addition to the partnership for the Lakota, we also believe there is an opportunity for JWF to participate in the assembly of other armored vehicle programs that we are pursuing around the globe.”

The Mack Defense Lakota 6×6 vehicle system, which features a U.S.-built engine and transmission, is capable of a maximum on-road speed of 62 mph with a range of up to 1,400 miles. Available in five configurations, the Lakota 6×6 can transport up to 12 personnel. The vehicle is serviceable across the Volvo Group support network, which features locations around the world.

The Lakota 6×6 offers a unique design and fully armored hull, and given its lighter weight allows for better maneuverability while demonstrating superior off-road mobility and multi-mission capabilities.

“The Lakota 6×6 delivers the capabilities of an 8×8, but at a fraction of the cost,” Werling said. “The Lakota 6×6 is a compelling offer for any customer. The Lakota’s capabilities were tested and showcased in multiple locations throughout the U.S., including California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Not only did the Lakota meet our performance expectations, but it exceeded them in many areas.”

The Mack Defense Lakota 6×6 vehicle will be on display at Mack Defense booth number V7 during the 26th Annual Showcase for Commerce, a nationally known business and industry trade show and defense contracting exhibition May 31 to June 2 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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CAPTION: Mack Defense today announced a partnership with JWF Defense Systems, LLC, a wholly-owned division of JWF Industries, Inc. of Johnstown, Pennsylvania for the assembly of the Mack Defense Lakota 6×6 vehicle system. The partnership also includes the manufacture of the vehicle’s armored hull.

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Mack Defense, LLC, is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Mack Defense Awarded $725 Million CAD Contract to Supply More than 1500 Trucks to the Canadian Armed Forces

Mack Defense Awarded $725 Million CAD Contract to Supply More than 1500 Trucks to the Canadian Armed Forces

ALLENTOWN, PA (July 16, 2015) – Mack Defense today announced that it has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8×8 trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program and to provide an initial five years of In-Service Support (ISS) for the SMP fleet operating in Canada and throughout the world.

Mack Defense (www.mackdefense.com) will also provide 300 trailers and 150 Armour Protection Systems as part of the two contracts valued at $725 million CAD. Deliveries will begin in the summer of 2017 with completion in the fall of 2018.

“We are extremely proud that the Canadian government has chosen Mack Defense to provide the Canadian Armed Forces with our MSVS SMP solution,” said Ryan Werling, president of Mack Defense. “Mack has supplied the Canadian Armed Forces with trucks since World War II and we are honored to continue to support Canada’s domestic and international missions for years to come.”

The vehicle systems will include multiple variants such as cargo, material handling cranes, load handling systems (LHS), and mobile repair trucks (MRT). Mack Defense will work with key strategic Canadian partners including Volvo Group sister company Prevost; Dumur Industries Ltd; EODC, Inc.; and Link Suspensions of Canada (Raydan Division).

System assembly will take place in Prevost’s Sainte-Claire, Quebec, plant. The Volvo Group’s global supply chain, with a strong presence across Canada and in 42 other countries worldwide, serves as the foundation of the In-Service Support program.

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CAPTION: Mack Defense today announced that it has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8×8 trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) program and to provide an initial five years of In-Service Support (ISS) for the SMP fleet operating in Canada and throughout the world.

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