Daimler Trucks North America Announces $22.7M Investment to Expand Facilities and Improve Operations at Freightliner Custom Chassis

Contact:  david.giroux@daimler.com  

GAFFNEY, SC – Jan. 20, 2016 – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced the investment of $22.7 million in Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp (FCCC) to expand facilities and improve operations in, South Carolina.

 

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.  

 

“The investment shows our commitment to the employees in Gaffney, our customers and to the future of FCCC,” said David Carson, president, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. “We will continue to build the best chassis with the best features and customer support, and this investment will ensure we are well positioned for future growth. I’d like to thank the officials from the state of South Carolina and Cherokee County for their help in making this project possible.”

 

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.

 

“The leadership team at DTNA wants to ensure we have the tools and facilities we need to continue delivering the best chassis for all of our customers across all of our product lines,” Carson added.

 

For more information

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) is a leading manufacturer of premium diesel chassis for the luxury RV market. FCCC supports its industry-leading chassis with a comprehensive suite of services, including 24/7 factory direct support, a nationwide service network with more than 400 dealers in the U.S. and Canada, and an official customer-support mobile app. For more information, visit freightlinerchassis.com or call 1-800-FTL-HELP.

 

About Daimler Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

 

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