Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation To Add 65 Full-Time Jobs at Gaffney Plant

GAFFNEY, S.C….Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) today announced the creation of 65 new full-time production jobs at the company’s chassis manufacturing facility here. FCCC will immediately begin hiring for the new positions by posting the job requirements through the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. These 65 positions are in addition to the positions created and filled earlier this year.

“FCCC is pleased to continue our expansion in Gaffney by adding 65 new full-time production employees,” said Jack Conlan, FCCC President. “These new employees will further enhance the capabilities of our large, highly skilled manufacturing workforce in Gaffney.”

FCCC currently employs 900 people at its Gaffney headquarters and plant. The company produced over 31,000 vehicle chassis in 2003, an increase of 44% from the previous year.

The job expansion is being facilitated by several organizations from the state and local government agencies. Applications will be processed by the South Carolina Employment Security Commission and employment testing will be provided by Spartanburg Technical College.

The South Carolina Center for Accelerated Technology will provide technical pre-employment skills training at the Cherokee Vocational School in Gaffney.

“FCCC would like to thank our partners at the South Carolina Employment Security Commission, The Center for Accelerated Technology, the South Carolina Technical College System and the Cherokee Vocational Technical Center for their efforts in helping us hire and train new employees,” Conlan said. “We look forward to continuing to develop employment programs that represent win-win situations for business and the community.”

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. It is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner produces and markets Class 3 – 8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, American LaFrance, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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