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Daimler Trucks North America Expands Workforce At Its Mt. Holly, North Carolina, Manufacturing Plant

05/04/2015
Daimler Trucks North America plans to increase production and employment levels at its truck manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly, North Carolina. The Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant will add a third shift to its operations, with 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 extensive line of 108SD and 114SD trucks built for the severe-duty vocational truck markets.

According to the firm, 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, COO 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. 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,” he added.

“The pay and benefits of a career at Daimler are unsurpassed in North Carolina,” Nielsen explained. “We offer a starting pay of $14.92 per hour, two weeks of paid vacation per year, fourteen paid holidays annually, a very low cost and generous medical/dental/vision package, and an exciting college tuition reimbursement program for those who want to continue their education while working. We encourage all interested applicants to apply, including fresh high school graduates and returning veterans.”

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