Daimler Trucks North America plans to invest $150 million to construct a new 265,000 square foot headquarters and parking garage in Swan Island, Oregon
. The new facility, which should be completed in 2016, will relocate Daimler employees in other offices near the Willamette River, creating 400 new jobs.
Architectural plans for the new headquarters will incorporate the latest technologies and features for increased operational effectiveness and enhanced employee experience, the firm said. Aesthetically, the design will be aligned with contemporary Portland architecture and allow for public access to the riverfront.
“As we prepare for our future, our new headquarters building in Portland will position us for long-term business optimization and efficiencies while enhancing the employee experience in a contemporary, environmentally friendly and technically advanced facility,” said Martin Daum, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America. “We are pleased to announce these actions that underscore our ongoing commitment to the City of Portland and the state of Oregon.”
DTNA said it is placing a priority on creating an environmentally-conscious plan with the goal to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the most prestigious certification available through the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, DTNA is working with the Port of Portland to significantly enhance the greenway that runs through the property along the Willamette River to promote better access and enjoyment by the public.
Gov. John Kitzhaber said, “Daimler Trucks North America has been headquartered in Portland for more than 70 years, contributing significantly to Oregon’s economy by producing world-class products and well-paying jobs,” said Kitzhaber. “Oregon continues to be one of the most competitive states in the nation for advanced manufacturing, and the Daimler Trucks North America expansion bolsters that position.”