Portland, Oregon-based Daimler Trucks North America, formerly known as the Freightliner Corporation a maker of commercial trucks and busses, has announced that it will be laying off 900 unionized employees in two plants, split between its Mt. Holly, North Carolina and Cleveland, North Carolina. The layoffs are scheduled to occur on or about October 14, 2019. It appears that the decision was based on a softening of the marketplace and the company’s desire to match production with demand. This is part of the normal business cycle and follows a hot North American truck market that produced record sales and production numbers over the past twelve months. Now it is time to adjust for the upcoming slowing.
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