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Trucking company to lay off 115 workers in Gastonia

Daimler Trucks North America is cutting 115 jobs at its facility in Gastonia.
Daimler Trucks North America is cutting 115 jobs at its facility in Gastonia. Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America said this week that it plans to lay off 115 workers next Friday at its components and logistics facility in Gastonia.

The truck manufacturer’s move is in response to “a sustained reduction in orders and a diminished build rate,” said David Giroux, Daimler’s director of corporate communications. He added that the cuts are expected to be temporary.

Workers will have first rights to be called back when production returns to a higher build rate, Giroux said. The workforce reduction is in addition to 180 workers cut earlier this summer at the Gastonia facility.

Over the years, Daimler has repeatedly expanded and contracted its workforce along with market conditions. Earlier this year, for example, Daimer said it was cutting 1,200 jobs from its Mount Holly and Cleveland plants.

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