Paint Facility Expansion

Kenworth Truck Company

  • 25% increase to current plant
  • State-of-the-art facility
  • Robotic paint application
  • Latest in emissions control

Chillicothe, Ohio

120,000 SF

SSOE was chosen to provide architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design services for the expansion of Kenworth Truck Company’s (Kenworth) paint facility located in Chillicothe, Ohio. This state-of-the-art 120,000 SF paint facility is an addition to Kenworth’s Class 8 truck assembly plant which produces their T680, T880, and W990 models.

The new addition, located adjacent to the current 502,000 SF plant, will create nearly a 50% increase to the current paint capacity and is expected to be fully operational in 2021. SSOE is partnering with construction manager Rudolph Libbe Group on this project. Together, SSOE and Rudolph Libbe have completed numerous expansion projects at this same Kenworth site including the Chassis Abatement RTO system, Painted Parts Automated Storage and Retrieval System Penthouse, and the Robotic Build Cell.

SSOE’s knowledge of paint processes and requirements allows for successful completion of complex facility design projects such as this one.

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