September 13, 2013

Wyden Statement on Daimler Trucks North America’s Announcement of New Corporate Headquarters in Portland

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement on today’s announcement by Daimler Trucks North America that it will build a new headquarters building in Portland, create 400 new jobs and invest in workforce education.  

“Daimler Trucks North America could have located its headquarters anywhere in the United States. That the company chose Portland is a vote of confidence in the Oregon economy, in the state’s workforce and in Daimler’s long and prosperous association with the Pacific Northwest. It is always welcome news when a global leader in transportation such as Daimler announces that it is expanding facilities, creating family-wage jobs and investing in workforce education, but it is particularly satisfying when the company is one that also has a tradition of investing in our communities and its people. It is my hope that this announcement will send a message to other manufacturers that Oregon, with an educated and energetic workforce, is a great place to do business.”