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Local company gives its workers a big bonus surprise

The 115 employees of Truckstop.com, a New Plymouth company, were handed sizeable bonuses last month. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

Two dozen Malheur County residents got a surprise at work this month that put more money into their pockets.

They are among the 115 employees of Truckstop.com, based in New Plymouth, who received a large bonus in their paychecks after a San Francisco company took a major ownership position in the company.

The deal involving ICONIQ Capital, a global investment firm, was announced about two weeks ago.

Matt Stubbs, Truckstop.com spokesman, declined to describe how much each employee received but that it was “an amount that is life-changing for a lot of people.”

“All the employees received a generous bonus and compensation regardless of tenure, whether they had been here 20 years . . .