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Pacific Car and Foundry Company, Renton, King County, Washington, USA

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Location Category ID: 97900
Added to Database: 14 September 2011
Last Edited: 14 September 2011
Address: Factory Avenue North, Renton, WA 98057
Opening Times:
Official Website: PACCAR
Other Links: Wikipedia
Renton History
Latitude, Longitude: 47.49206582 , -122.1973443
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Tanks confirmed built here:
1: M4A1 Sherman Tank - Museo Militar Conde de Linhares, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Built between May 1942 and November 1943)

Models of tank built here:
1: M4A1 Sherman Tank - M4A1 (Additional manufacturer)
2: M53 / M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer - M53 Series (August 1952-April 1955 with modifications July 1955-November 1956)
3: T97 Self-Propelled Howitzer (August 1952-April 1955)
4: T28 Heavy Tank / T95 Gun Motor Carriage - T28 / T95 (Sole manufacturer)
5: M107 Self-Propelled Gun (Primary manufacturer 1962-3)
6: M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer (Primary manufacturer 1962-3)

PACCAR is based in Bellevue, Washington, in the Seattle Metropolitan area. It was founded in 1905 by William Pigott Senior as the Seattle Car Manufacturing Company. Its original business was the production of railway and logging equipment. Upon a subsequent merger with a Portland, Oregon, firm, Twohy Brothers, Seattle Car Manufacturing Company became the Pacific Car and Foundry Company. In 1924 William Pigott sold a controlling interest in the company to American Car and Foundry Company. However, his son, Paul Pigott reacquired a significant interest in the company from American Car and Foundry Company in 1934. During the Second World War it was involved in war production, including Sherman tanks for the U.S. Army. Other notable vehicles produced include the M25 Tank Transporter, known as the Dragon Wagon, and the T28 Super Heavy Tank. In 1945, Pacific Car and Foundry purchased Seattle's Kenworth Motor Truck Company. In 1958, they purchased Peterbilt Motors Company and the Dart Truck Company. In 1972 the corporate name officially changed to PACCAR Inc, and the Pacific Car and Foundry Company became a subsidiary division. In 1981, PACCAR acquired Foden Trucks, a British manufacturer. Fifteen years later, in 1996, they acquired Netherlands-based DAF Trucks, which was in financial difficulties at the time. Also, in 1998 PACCAR acquired UK-based Leyland Trucks for its light and medium truck (6 to 44 metric tons) design and manufacture capability. With its Peterbilt, Kenworth, and DAF nameplates, Paccar ranks second in production numbers in the United States and third in production numbers globally in truck production. (Source: Wikipedia).

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August 1943

Tanks on assembly line at Pacific Car and Foundry factory, Renton, 1943 - photo from Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, via University of Washington Digital Collections
1: Tanks on assembly line at Pacific Car and Foundry factor...

Taken: August 1943
Contributor: U.S. Government
Location Photo ID: 526
Added: 15 September 2011
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