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Daimler Truck North America Expands Portland, Oregon, Operations

Daimler Truck North America, an automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles, plans to expand its operations in Swan Island, Oregon. The $43 million project is expected to create 150 jobs.

The investment will include a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment training center, used for the company’s dealer network and as a resource center for community stakeholders interested in the clean transportation industry, and a new engineering facility that will consolidate testing activities with focus on research and development for emerging propulsion technologies.

“Daimler Truck North America is proud to call Portland, Oregon our home,” said John O’Leary, president and CEO, DTNA. “We appreciate the City and State’s support of our expansion plans to further promote the development and proper testing of advanced technology and look forward to collaborating for many more years to come on training and employing a future-ready workforce.

The training center project is being supported by a forgivable loan from Prosper Portland with the engineering facility project being supported by a $700,000 forgivable loan from the State’s Strategic Reserve fund.

“Oregon is the location of choice for businesses leading clean technology innovation in the U.S.,” noted Business Oregon Director Sophorn Cheang. “Our partnership with local and regional economic development leaders to support DTNA’s investment adds to the region’s competitiveness and will provide opportunities for our skilled workforce in manufacturing and engineering for years to come.”

Daimler Truck North America LLC. is a provider of comprehensive products, services and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. DTNA is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), a global commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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