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.