Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced a $22.7 million investment to expand facilities and improve operations at Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC) in South Carolina. According to Daimler, 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 use nearly 60% 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 of the 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.”
In addition to the logistical and process improvements, the investment will provide an expansion to the current office building, which will provide a 25% 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 company said.
“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.