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Daimler Trucks North America LLCDaimler Trucks North America manufactures heavy trucks on Swan Island in Portland. The company builds Western Star trucks from component parts and paints them in spray booths at a facility located at 6936 North Fathom Avenue. Daimler Trucks North America also operates a satellite facility at 5400 North Basin Avenue that assembles fuel tanks for use at the Western Star manufacturing plant.

Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company. Daimler AG, formerly Daimler-Benz, purchased Freightliner from Consolidated Freightways in 1981. Daimler Trucks North America brands include Freightliner and Western Star trucks, Thomas Built buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis specialty chassis and Detroit engines and components.

Final Recommendation

DEQ’s final recommendation regarding Daimler Trucks North America LLC nuisance odor investigation

DEQ completed its final recommendation regarding the nuisance odor investigation of Daimler Trucks’ North Portland facility and expects to make a decision during the week of April 11, 2016. The recommendation suggests that the evidence gathered through the nuisance odor investigation of Daimler Trucks North America’s North Portland facility from October 2014 through October 2015 is sufficient to document that during the time of DEQ’s investigation the facility was not causing a nuisance odor under Oregon law.

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