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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield: Mercedes-Benz launched new era for Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Twenty years ago, on Sept. 30, 1993, Mercedes-Benz announced plans to build its first U.S. factory in Vance, Ala. In just two decades, Alabama has transformed from a state with virtually no experience in auto production into the country’s fourth largest auto producer, churning out nearly 900,000 vehicles a year.

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Mercedes-Benz set foundation for Alabama auto industry growth

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