Detroit Diesel, Freightliner upgrade facility; Sterling Truck, Western Star to move headquarters

Detroit Diesel and Freightliner announced plans Feb. 23 for a $275 million investment in a manufacturing and office facility in Redford, Mich. The 3.2-million-square-foot facility will house a new heavy-duty truck engine line and medium-duty engine assembly and expanded axle assembly operations. The Redford campus will also include the new headquarters of Sterling Truck and Western Star Trucks, two Freightliner business units. Both companies are currently headquartered in Willoughby, Ohio. Built in 1938, the Redford facility is already home to Detroit Diesel’s headquarters and manufacturing operations. It also houses MTU Detroit Diesel manufacturing operations and the Axle Alliance Company, a part of the Freightliner group. Detroit Diesel and Freightliner are part of DaimlerChryler’s commercial vehicles business.