The Portland Business Journal and Rock Hill Herald have both published stories recently about Daimler Trucks North America, formerly known as Freightliner LLC, purchasing 396 acres of undeveloped land in York County South Carolina.
Daimler Trucks closed on the 396 acre land purchase on August 7, 2008. The land is located along Lake Wylie near the Alison Creek Road. The location is on the southwest side of Lake Wylie on what is called the Big Allison Creek.
Daimler Trucks claims they will begin construction on a 200,000 square foot office building sometime next year and relocate the marketing and sales employees that just moved into the Intellicenter building on Deerfield Dr in Fort M Mill last July. Daimler Trucks has not disclosed any other plans for the 396 acres.
Rumor has it that Daimler Trucks will eventually relocate their headquarters from Portland to the 396 acres in York County South Carolina. There is certainly enough space. In additional it seems odd that Daimler Trucks will relocate the sales and marketing employees since Daimler signed an 11 year lease for the Intellecenter.
Daimler purchased the land from Allison Creek Partners who is working on a 2,300 acre master plan mixed use development in the same area of Big Allison Creek in York County South Carolina. See a similar post for more information about the proposed office campus, retail centers, hosing developments – Freightliner-Daimler Trucks Fort Mill SC New Office Almost Ready.
The recent purchase of land by Daimler should be a positive sign that Daimler is still planning on their eventual headquarters move from Portland to South Carolina.