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February 13, 2006 at 4:59 PM

Not bad for an Old Economy company

PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP
Mark Pigott, left, chairman and CEO of Paccar, receives a technology award from President Bush.

Mark Pigott, chairman and chief executive of Paccar, received the National Medal of Techonology from President Bush in a White House ceremony today. The Bellevue company was one of seven honored this year for its development of aerodynamic, lightweight commercial vehicles that save fuel and increase freight haulers’ productivity.

No need to salute the next time you pass a Kenworth or Peterbilt truck on the road.

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