Daimler to Expand Research Facility in Oregon, US, with 18 Million USD
Published On Mar 22, 2016
Daimler is investing 18 million USD to expand its truck-testing facility in the city of Madras, Oregon, US. Officials of Daimler, as well as city officials, gathered for a ceremony to mark the occasion.
The facility is pivotal in the company's production of models from various marques, including Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses. It also hosts detailed testing and research that helps the company to further vitalize its manufacturing process and improve quality. Engineers in the facility work on stimulated data that helps to strengthen various aspects of the truck.
“Daimler Trucks North America produces the best commercial vehicles on the road, and in order to continue that tradition, we must have the best research and testing facilities in the industry,” said Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president, Engineering & Technology, Daimler Trucks North America.
The city's mayor, Royce Embanks was also present at the event. He reaffirmed his belief that Daimler's presence would boost the city's economy, which had been slowing down of late. “What a great opportunity to have Daimler, a world-renowned and respected company, invest in the Madras community and the greater Jefferson County area. This is a partnership that is more than 40 years mature, and the City of Madras is excited to see this relationship develop long into the future with the ground breaking of this expansion project,” he said.
The investments in the site would generate about 30 new jobs, according to a statement released by the company. “We're hoping for some synergy between this and other businesses that will come to the Madras area and hopefully to our industrial park,” said Embanks hopefully.
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