Western Star Trucks Holdings Ltd

WESTERN STAR TRUCKS HOLDINGS LTD, located in KELOWNA and employing about 1,400 people by the late 1990s, is the only major truck manufacturer in BC. Founded by the White Motor Corp in 1967 to make heavy-duty trucks for the resource industries of the Pacific Northwest, the company was sold in 1981 when White went bankrupt. In 1991, on the verge of bankruptcy itself, the company was bought by a group of Australian trucking experts who turned its fortunes around by building high-quality specialty...

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