Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing
It’s a combination that in business is tough to beat. Talented workers. High-tech equipment. A family work atmosphere. And strong local support. This year, Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing (DDR) of Hibbing marked its 15th anniversary of success in producing new and remanufactured electronics components for the heavy-duty equipment, truck, passenger vehicle, agriculture, transit and rail industries. The company continues to grow and thrive on the Iron Range. DDR recently constructed a 60,000-square-foot addition to the existing operations at its Range Regional Airport campus. The added space will be used to support the remanufacturing of parts to help support the DDR parent company, Daimler Truck North America’s electric vehicle (EV) business. DDR will remanufacture EV batteries, qualify, repair and upgrade microchips, remanufacture power inverters and manufacture other HV products. Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation supported the project with a loan and an infrastructure grant to the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport Authority (CHAA). will lease the new space from CHAA through a long-term lease agreement. The project is projected to create up to 18 new jobs, in addition to the company’s current complement of 172 full-time equivalents.