As orders for Class 6-8 vehicles continue to decline, Daimler Trucks North America has been experiencing a drop in production. DTNA recently announced another round of layoffs at a North Carolina facility.
Approximately 115 workers are affected by the workforce reduction at the Gastonia, N.C., components and logistics facility, according to David Giroux, director of corporate communications for DTNA. Earlier this summer, 180 workers were impacted by a separate reduction at the same facility.
Reductions are expected to take effect on Aug. 12. In January, nearly 1,000 workers were laid off at DTNA’s Cleveland, N.C., Freightliner plant. DTNA declined to comment on any future adjustments to workforces.
According to Giroux, DTNA’s layoffs this year have been a response to decreasing orders which have led to a reduction in its build rate. Workforce adjustments are expected to be temporary as the company weathers the storm. Workers affected by the adjustments will have the opportunity to return to work once the economic environment allows for a higher build rate.
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