Daimler Trucks North America Selects Portland Area Architects and General Contractor for New Headquarters Construction

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PORTLAND, ORE. – May 6, 2014 – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that it has selected Ankrom Moisan and Hoffman Corporation, a Portland-based architecture firm and construction company respectively, for the design and construction of the company’s new headquarters building and parking garage on its North Portland campus. Work began in April to clear the land for construction of the new headquarters. Construction is expected to commence in Summer 2014.

“In choosing a construction company, we looked for a company that could be a true partner with us each step of the way,” said Josh Palmer, the project director at Daimler Trucks North America. “Hoffman’s leading expertise in new technologies, construction methods, and safety practices gives us peace of mind that our new headquarters campus is in good hands.”

Palmer continued, “We selected Ankrom Moisan for its demonstrated ability to design workplaces that facilitate an exceptional employee experience with a Portland sensibility to the environment, aesthetics, and technology. These qualities align to the vision we have for our corporate culture for years to come.”

New DTNA Headquarters

The new 265,000 square foot corporate headquarters building will serve two distinct functions: to merge DTNA employees currently located in offices separated by the Willamette River and to accommodate approximately 400 new positions in Portland that the company anticipates it will need in conjunction with future business growth. The total project requires a $150,000,000 investment by DTNA and is expected to be completed in 2016. DTNA is placing a priority on creating an environmentally-conscious plan with the goal to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the most prestigious certification available through the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, DTNA is working with the Port of Portland to significantly enhance the greenway that runs through the property along the Willamette River to promote better access and enjoyment by the public.

About Ankrom Moisan

Ankrom Moisan was founded in 1983 to provide integrated architectural, interiors, urban design, and identity design services to our clients. It is now a national firm with over 200 staff members and offices in both Portland and Seattle. Ankrom Moisan’s portfolio includes award-winning mixed-use housing, market-rate apartments and condominiums, corporate offices, student housing, affordable housing, senior housing, healthcare, hospitality, and retail.

About Hoffman Corporation

Hoffman Corporation is one of the largest general contractors in the United States and has completed some of the most challenging projects in the world. It has an annual volume of $1 billion and is consistently in ENR’s Top 400 general contractors. Hoffman Corporation was founded in Oregon in 1922.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a business unit of Daimler AG.


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