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Daimler Trucks North America Invests $22.7 Million To Expand Gaffney, South Carolina, Diesel Chassis Manufacturer

01/20/2016
Daimler Trucks North America will invest $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to expand facilities and improve operations in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is a leading manufacturer of premium diesel chassis for the luxury RV market. According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the investment will positively impact a number of key business operations for FCCC, including the construction of a new logistics center, as well as expansions of the current office building, employee parking lot, completed chassis parking and loading/delivery operations. In addition, the investment will drive implementation of a new line side delivery process which will utilize nearly 60 percent more component kitting.

In addition to the logistical and process improvements, the investment will provide an expansion to the current office building, which will provide a 25 percent increase in personal work stations, increase the training room capacity from 25 to 100, double the amount of available team work space and increase the cafeteria capacity from 15 to 119.

"Freightliner Custom Chassis has been proud to call South Carolina our home for 20 years. We appreciate our partnership with and the support of Cherokee County and the State of South Carolina,” said Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. President David Carson.

“The Daimler Group continues to be a fantastic partner to South Carolina and our people, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that FCCC will be expanding in Cherokee County. Daimler is a huge reason for South Carolina’s thriving automotive industry, and this $22 million further proves its commitment to our state and to the 650 South Carolinians FCCC employs in Cherokee County,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

“Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is a world leader in the automotive industry and an outstanding corporate citizen of Cherokee County. This expansion is a perfect example of a partnership between a remarkable company and the community. We are excited to be a part of this expansion and look forward to any future growth plans they may have,” said Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer.

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