Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. recently recognized the 10th anniversary of its Portland, Ore., Truck Manufacturing Plant.
Currently employing more than 1,000 people working two full shifts, the plant produces the full line of Western Star products including the 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models that meet the highest standard of comfort, power, convenience and durability.
Relocating to the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Portland plant from Kelowna, British Columbia, in 2002, Western Star produced its first 4900 truck model in June of that year. The truck is now one of nearly 50,000 trucks the company has manufactured at the facility to-date.
"It is because of the hard work and dedication of our team at the Portland plant that enables us to always provide our customers with the highest quality of hand-built, custom trucks," said Paul Erdy, Portland plant manager, Daimler Trucks North America. "We are very thankful for every employee that has helped to produce Western Star trucks and look forward to many more years of building and distributing premium products."
Todd Hauge, a 34-year veteran of the Western Star manufacturing team and current supervisor, is very proud of his tenure with Western Star.
"Being part of the Western Star team is a source of pride for me," said Hauge. "Every employee puts forth such great effort to maintain quality in their workmanship and it shows in every truck we produce. I truly enjoy being part of building the best truck money can buy."
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