Daimler Trucks North America will break ground on a new 200,000-square-foot logistics center in Cherokee County for Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday.
The state-of-the-art facility will be constructed on a nearly 26-acre tract off Highway 105 beside Gaffney High School.
Daimler Trucks announced the center in January 2016 as part of a $22.7 million announcement that included an expansion of its existing offices and operations in the county.
No new jobs were included in the announcement.
According to the company’s website, www.freightlinerchassis.com, Freightliner was founded in 1995. It manufactures vehicle chassis for the luxury RV, walk-in vans, and commercial and school bus markets.
The company said it employs more than 650 people across its manufacturing, customer support, and retail facilities in Gaffney.
Business and elected leaders from Gaffney, Cherokee County, and the state of South Carolina are expected to join with Freightliner and Daimler officials during Thursday’s event.
The company said parking is limited and asked attendees to gather at Freightliner’s corporate office at 552 Highway 105. Participants will then be shuttled to the groundbreaking site.