Owner: Peter Grimm
In the fall of 1958, five Mack Truck plants, including Brockway’s Cortland plant, were shut down. Local unions of the United Auto Workers went on strike after their contracts expired. The strike ended in early December of 1958. Mack would purchase the Cortland plant and branch facilities of the Brockway Motor Division for $12,000,000 in late January of 1959. On May 15, 1959 that Brockway was introducing a new “Huskie” line of motor trucks. These new trucks would each have a chrome Huskie dog placed on top of their radiator shell. By the end of the summer of 1959, Brockway would build 94 of these new trucks for the U.S. Air Force.
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