President Obama Visits Detroit Diesel Corporation Headquarters

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US President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Corporation last month to recognize that the company’s Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and the new Detroit DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbocharger will be produced at the Detroit brand manufacturing headquarters in Redford, Michigan.

The addition of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission and DD15 proprietary asymmetric turbo to the full line of Detroit brand engines and axles at the facility represents a capital investment of $120 million and will result in the addition of 115 direct jobs.

Detroit’s integrated powertrain – which includes Detroit Engines, Detroit Axles and the new Detroit DT12 Transmission – is part of Daimler Trucks’ Global Excellence Strategy to have uniform production standards and processes worldwide, resulting in the most efficient, highest quality and lowest cost of ownership products in the industry.