Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced plans to sharply increase production and add over 600 employees at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months. The facility manufactures Freightliner M2 Business Class medium-duty diesel- and natural-gas-powered trucks, as well as Freightliner's line of 108SD and 114SD trucks built for the severe-duty vocational truck markets.
The company says the Mt. Holly plant will add a third shift to its operations and plans to fill the additional 580 manufacturing and 25 related supervision, engineering and administrative positions by mid-July. According to DTNA, the new employees will be added to accommodate rising customer demand for its Freightliner Business Class M2 line of medium- and severe-duty trucks.
‘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,’ says Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of DTNA.