Detroit Diesel recalls workers

| Thursday, March 27, 2003

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced March 26 that in the past several months, it has recalled 200 workers to increase production for the Series 60 engine.

Two shifts have resumed, and line rates are set at 70 daily for each shift. The 10,000th Series 60 equipped with Exhaust Gas Recirculation is scheduled to be built in April.

"We have received orders from several hundred fleets, and the order backlog exceeds 11,000 engines," said Mark Bara, vice president of on-highway engine sales. “Not only have we resumed two shift operations, we have also gone to nine-hour shifts in order to meet the demand.”

Detroit Diesel Corp., which has its headquarters in Detroit, designs, manufactures, sells and services heavy-duty diesel and alternative fuel engines, automotive diesel engines and engine-related products.

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