Sunday, April 17, 2011


Yesterday, the whole fam damily went to an open house event at the nearby PACCAR facility.  PACCAR is a large multi-national corporation that had its origins in Seattle in 1905 producing railroad and logging equipment.  It now designs and manufactures trucks, trucks and more trucks - Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. 

The local plant is one of their facilities used for research and development and it is where the trucks are extensively tested.  We saw trucks in a freezer, trucks being shaken and truck parts being studied in an electron microscope.  They have a 3D printer out there.  It looked like a pretty interesting place to work, even for the non-engineers among us. 

 Photography was not allowed in most areas.  But some of the display trucks were willing to pose for a few shots.

1 comment:

John said...

We live in Primary Colors County: look at the truck and the tulips!