The empire of DaimlerChrysler AG has grown again. Last Wednesday (July 19) DC's big truck subsidiary Freightliner Corp. announced intentions to buy small-volume producer Western Star Trucks Holdings for C$670 million and integrate the Canada-based company with its Sterling Trucks Div. The purchase is expected to be completed this fall. The acquisition gives Freightliner control of Western Star's recently completed factory in North Charleston, SC. Freightliner acknowledges it could use ...

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