Visitors to the SteelStacks arts and cultural center in Bethlehem, PA, are now being greeted by a Mack Trucks’ Titan model. The Titan cab is part of the Truck Stop concession stand at the center, located at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks.
The site is the former home of Bethehem Steel.
Mack partnered with several Lehigh Valley organizations, including ArtsQuest, which manages the Levitt Pavilion, for the project and 35 students from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) rebuilt the red, white & blue cab to prepare it for its final destination.
The Mack Truck Stop is scheduled to open Friday, June 22. Food for the concession stand will be provided by Mr. Bill’s of Allentown, Pa.
The cab has been installed to the side of the concession stand, giving it the appearance that it is pulling the stand as a trailer, Mack said. The concession window is surrounded by a building wrap that includes four themed panels with photos depicting how Mack has “supported our troops, built America, protected the environment and moved America,” the company said.
“We are proud of our heritage in the Lehigh Valley, and the opportunity to partner with LCTI to give students real-world experience in their chosen career paths,” said Kevin Flaherty, president,North American sales & marketing. “Built in the USA is important to Mack – all of our trucks are built right here in the Lehigh Valley. Now we can also say we have a permanent display featuring one of our models built by students in this region.”
To rework the truck, the students disassembled and rebuilt the cab, including the creation of schematics for and designing new parts for the vehicle.
“The LCTI Diesel Medium Heavy Truck Technician students were able to learn hands on how a truck is built,” said Randy Schock, LCTI Diesel Medium Heavy Truck Technology instructor. “As each component was assembled to the chassis the students built the highway’s largest truck. The students got real world experience on construction and engineering concerns facing the diesel industry today. They were able to hold parts that normally do not get serviced or changed. This gave them a deeper appreciation for the construction and engineering that goes into each truck.”