Here’s a little good news for your post-holiday work week: Freightliner negotiated a deal with the unions to keep their Portland manufacturing operations around “well into the future” (whatever that means.) Read the full story from The Oregonian here.
This concludes the latest chapter in the strange dance that the City of Portland and Daimler Trucks have been locked in for what seems like an eternity. I know there are some PNDC members out there that are certainly happy with this outcome (like WW Metal Fab, for one.) While this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news, it certainly means quite a bit for the folks who continue to build and supply the military trucks that are a staple out on Swan Island. Looks like manufacturing in Portland isn’t dead yet.