DETROIT -- American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. today said it has opened a 30,000-square-foot commercial truck axle manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Pa.
The supplier opened the plant to serve its newest commercial truck customer, Mack Trucks Inc., said David Tworek, American Axle's manager of communications.
Mack has assembly operations in Macungie, Pa., about 67 miles northeast of Lancaster, and an engineering development and test center in Allentown, Pa.
Work at the plant began in January.
The plant is capable of running a three-shift, six-day schedule, but Tworek said the plant is not yet running at capacity.
American Axle's contract with Mack is expected to represent less than 5 percent of its 2010 revenue.
American Axle posted about $1.5 billion in revenue in 2009. About 78 percent of American Axle's 2009 sales were to General Motors Co.