Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Portland

Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Portland
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July 2014
Stuttgart / Portland, USA
  • Inauguration of the start of construction for new administration building of Daimler truck subsidiary – completion in the year 2016
  • Total investment of 150 million US dollars
  • New building will house administrative units of Daimler Trucks North America on 268,000 square foot in Swan Island, Portland
Stuttgart / Portland, USA – The first sod has been turned: Daimler’s wholly-owned commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is starting construction of the new headquarters building on Swan Island in Portland, Oregon. The new building will aid in merging DTNA employees located in separate offices in the Portland region. To this end, Daimler is investing 150 million US dollars to completion in the year 2016.
Martin Daum, President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, at the ground-breaking ceremony: “With our roots firmly planted in Portland over 70 years ago, Daimler Trucks North America is proud to lay the foundation for continued prosperity with a headquarters campus designed for the company’s long-term business success and a world-class workplace for employees.”
The history of DTNA in Portland
The Freightliner Corporation began manufacturing trucks in Portlandin the 1940s. In 1981, the then Daimler-Benz AG (today Daimler AG) purchased Freightliner Trucks from Consolidated Freightways. In the next decade vehicle sales more than doubled. With its technological resources and innovation power, Daimler-Benz helped Freightlinerreach the top of the North American heavy-duty truck market by 1992.
Today, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is the leading manufacturerof medium- and heavy-duty trucks in North America. DTNA manufactures and sells commercial vehicles of the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses brands.

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    Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Portland: Rendering of Daimler Trucks North America´s new  headquarters scheduled to be completed in early 2016.
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    Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Portland: From left to right: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum and City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales  celebrate ground breaking of Daimler Trucks North America´s new  headquarters campus.
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    Daimler Trucks North America Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters in Portland: From left to right: Daimler Trucks North America Chief Financial Officer John O´Leary,  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America Senior Vice President of Engineering Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum, City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and the construction project team celebrate ground breaking of new headquarters campus.
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