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.