Freightliner LLC will transfer selected functions from its corporate headquarters in Portland OR to a South Carolina location, but will retain its corporate headquarters in Portland, according to company information.
Further relocations are possible in the foreseeable future, depending on the evolution of the company's relationship with its affiliates and dynamics in its markets, Freightliner said. Company officials confirmed that 341 positions are affected, including Freightliner Trucks sales and marketing functions. Other elements being relocated manage relations with the company's dealer network, provide technical support to both dealers and customers, and supply replacement parts. Relocation offers have been extended to all employees whose jobs are being moved, regardless of level or corporate service, the company said.
The departments being transferred will occupy offices in northern South Carolina, in close proximity to both the Charlotte-Douglas International airport and within a 75-mile radius of Freightliner Trucks manufacturing facilities in the region. The majority of employees affected by the transfer will be relocated in early summer, 2008. Operations are expected to commence July 31, 2008, in the new South Carolina location.