PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today broke ground at the site of its new corporate headquarters on Swan Island in Portland, Ore.
Construction will begin immediately, the company announced, cementing the its future in Portland.
“With our roots firmly planted in Portland over 70 years ago, Daimler Trucks North America is proud to lay the foundation for continued prosperity with a headquarters campus designed for the company’s long-term business success and a world-class workplace for employees,” said Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America.
Daimler says it aims to create an environmentally-friendly presence in the area, and will achieve LEED Platinum certification – the highest such certification available. It began by recycling 96% of the material that resulted from the demolition phase of the project.
DTNA is investing $150 million into the project. The 268,000 sq.-ft. facility is slated to open in early 2016.
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum and City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales celebrate ground breaking of Daimler Trucks North America’s new headquarters campus.