We Found Out Why The Lake Is So Salty

Thank you to the hard workers on the 1300 South Viaduct project in Salt Lake City.

Thank you to the hard workers on the 1300 South Viaduct project in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 28, 2015) — When we considered the significantly improved unemployment rate and growth in infrastructure investments, we knew our visit with Salt Lakers would be nothing short of impressive.

Known as “The Crossroads of the West,” Salt Lake City has proven to be a true success story coming out of the recession. Not only does this city boast one of the most improved unemployment rates in the United States, but it is also among the highest in number of people employed per household — with many of those workers relying on trucks like Freightliner to get the job done.

Our Salt Lake celebration kicked off with surprise job site visits with the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities and the 1300 South Viaduct project. We had the opportunity to meet with and thank about 200 city and commercial construction workers for their hard work and commitment to making their city a better place to live in. Local TV station FOX 13 also met with us at the viaduct project to capture the Hardest Working Cities story.

After our job site visits, we headed to one of Freightliner’s premier dealerships, Warner Truck Centers, where we hosted the Hardest Working Cities award presentation and lunch for city workers, partners and customers. Close to 100 guests attended. Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, and Shawn Beus, economic development manager for Salt Lake City, made speeches and accepted the award on behalf of the city. FOX 13, KUTV and the Utah Business Journal also attended the event. Mayor Becker was not able to make it to the award presentation, but we hand-delivered the award to his office (see pictures).

All in all, it was a great day that left us with an answer as to why the lake is so salty: it must be the sweat from their brows!

Way to come out stronger on the other side Salt Lake City.

Take a bow, then get back to work.

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