Daimler Celebrates 750,000th Unit at Cleveland Plant

Aug. 27, 2019

The 750,000th vehicle produced at Daimler Trucks North America’s plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, is a Freightliner Cascadia. The plant celebrated the milestone in a presentation of the heavy truck to representatives from United Parcel Service (UPS) during a ceremony at the facility.

“Over the past 30 years, our Cleveland plant has served as the foundation for our North American manufacturing operations and has been an integral part of our growth, innovation and leadership,” said Roger Nielsen, president/CEO, Daimler Trucks North America, in  a press release. “This production landmark demonstrates both customer acceptance of our solutions and the strength of our team. As we continue to evolve our product offerings and technologies, the Cleveland facility will remain a critical part of our strategy and success.”

Freightliner Trucks acquired the plant in 1989 and started producing the Freightliner Medium Conventional, a day cab truck model based on a Mercedes-Benz cabin mounted on an American chassis. Over the years, the product line-up at Cleveland has evolved to include the Class 8 Cascadia; and the Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700XE models.

DTNA has invested more than $350 million in the facility, including a recent $27 million investment to add a logistics center with state-of-the-art technologies to support the company’s lean supply chain practices. More than 2,200 people are employed at the Cleveland facility, DTNA’s largest manufacturing plant in the U.S.

Source: Daimler Trucks North America