The Indiana Economic Development Corporation announced Daimler Trucks North America plans to locate its first Midwest parts distribution center in Whitestown, Indiana, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017.
The company will invest $12.35 million to lease and equip a newly constructed 283,500-square-foot distribution center in the AllPoints at Anson business park, which is located just east of Interstate 65 in Whitestown. With construction scheduled to begin in October, the company will fulfill orders for truck parts and expects the new facility to process 7,000 new parts daily which will reach a 350 mile radius from Whitestown.
“When it is time to open a new facility, national companies like Daimler Truck North America keep looking to Indiana,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Indiana’s low taxes, central location and strong workforce have helped Indiana add nearly 150,000 new jobs within the last three and a half years. Today, more Hoosiers are working than ever before in our state’s history. As the Crossroads of America, Indiana offers the perfect base for Daimler Truck North America, helping them efficiently reach customers throughout the region.”
The company, which currently employs more than 20,000 associates across the nation, will be hiring for a variety of positions. Interested applicants may apply online by visiting www.dtna.jobs.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America, based on more than 160,000 truck units sold in 2015. The company produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
“The firm foundation that Daimler has built over the years speaks to the quality and stability of the company,” said Dax Norton, Whitestown Town Manager. “We are thrilled to welcome Daimler to Indiana’s fastest-growing community.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Daimler Trucks North America LLC up to $310,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Boone County and the town of Whitestown will consider additional incentives at the request of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation.
Known as the Crossroads of America, Indiana is home to the nation’s second largest FedEx hub in the world, the eighth largest cargo air facility, 41 freight railroads, three international ports and is the national leader in pass-through interstates. With 82 million people living within a 500-mile radius of the state’s border, today 5,700 companies across the state are engaged in logistics operations like Daimler Trucks North America.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.