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Daimler Trucks Ramping Up Production at Mt. Holly, NC Plant


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Trucking News / May 4, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck-manufacturing plant over the next three months.

The Mt. Holly truck 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 108SD and 114SD truck series built for the severe-duty vocational truck markets.

The more than 600 new employees will be added to the company’s payroll in Mt. Holly to accommodate rising customer demand for the company’s Freightliner Business Class M2 line of medium- and severe-duty trucks. 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. “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.

“Our customers represent the broad diversity and strength of today’s economy, with our trucks being deployed in construction, utilities, beverage hauling, food distribution, emergency response, and a host of other applications. We take great pride in our manufacturing workforce and in the proven performance, quality and popularity of our vehicles.”

Nielsen said Daimler offers a starting pay of $14.92 per hour, two weeks of paid vacation per year, 14 paid holidays annually, a low-cost medical/dental/vision package, and a college tuition reimbursement program for those who want to continue their education while working.

The company will recruit locally in Gaston County and the surrounding areas for new employees.

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