Daimler Trucks to Increase Production, Add Jobs at North Carolina Plant

Noria news wires

Daimler Trucks North America recently announced plans to increase production and employment levels at its truck manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly, North Carolina.

The plant will add a third shift to its operations and plans to fill the additional 580 manufacturing and 25 related supervision, engineering and administrative positions by mid-July.

The Mt. Holly plant manufactures Freightliner M2 Business Class medium-duty diesel and natural gas-powered trucks, as well as Freightliner's line of 108SD and 114SD trucks built for the severe-duty vocational truck markets.

The more than 600 new employees will be added to accommodate rising customer demand. These positions will be in addition to the more than 2,300 positions filled in the company's truck and parts facilities during 2014.

"Our vehicle manufacturing network is highly scalable, and together with our component suppliers, we are fully prepared to handle current and projected new truck order levels," said Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of Daimler Trucks North America. "The untapped capacity at the Mt. Holly plant provides us the capacity and the leverage to meet customer delivery schedules in today's fast-paced economy."

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates.

For more information, visit www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com.

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