Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Portland, OR, 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.
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.”