Oregon-based Daimler Trucks North America LLC has cut the ribbon on its $12 million distribution center at the AllPoints at Anson business park in Whitestown. The more than 283,000 square-foot facility is the first of its kind in the Midwest for Daimler and will create up to 45 jobs by the end of the year.
The company says the facility will allow for quicker distribution of truck parts across the Midwest. The parts will be shipped within a 350-mile radius of Whitestown. Daimler says it chose to locate in the Boone County town because of its proximity to several major interstates.
"Our customers drive the best product on the road and are deserving of the best service experience as well," said Jay Johnson, supply chain network general manager for Daimler. "The opening of the Whitestown facility and the start of construction on an additional facility in Iowa further demonstrate the commitment of Daimler Trucks North America to providing an industry-leading service experience."
Daimler says the facility will process 7,000 new parts every day.
Whitestown says the new jobs will pay more than $18 per hour. Daimler employs more than 20,000 workers throughout the country.