Kenworth Celebrates 100 Years
Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development
Fifteen percent of all Class-8 trucks on America’s highways are Kenworth Trucks – and 90% of them are built in Chillicothe, Ohio.
On June 17, Kenworth celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the brand with the 2nd Annual Kenworth Truck Parade held in Historic Downtown Chillicothe. The streets were lined with excitement as residents and visitors cheered more than 50 custom trucks and drivers from as far away as Australia. The parade culminated in a 2-hour concert by The Mantz Brothers from Nashville who performed on a flat-bed trailer pulled by the final parade truck. The event raised funds for the United Way. In June 2024, the community will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the local Kenworth Truck plant which current employs more than 2400 people.
Video of the 2023 parade can be seen at Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development.
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