Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced yesterday that it will be adding a second shift in order to ramp up production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C. The move will create more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012, an increase in personnel of 72 percent.
DTNA says the new jobs will “nearly double the daily production rates at the Cleveland plant by October 2012.”
DTNA is the largest Freightliner Trucks manufacturing plant in the U.S. and exclusively produces Class 8 on-highway truck models. In addition to this welcome news; DTNA will also be hiring 100 new workers at its nearby Components and Logistics Plant in Gastonia, N.C.
It’s great to see companies like Daimler Trucks North America expanding and creating quality manufacturing jobs. Manufacturers continue to lead the economic recovery and are looking for pro-growth policies from Washington which will enable them thrive and create more jobs.
News coverage on DTNA’s announcement:
- Reuters: Daimler Trucks to add 1,200 jobs in U.S. by September
- Charlotte Business Journal: Daimler Trucks North America to add 1,200 jobs in Charlotte region