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Alabama Germany Partnership honors companies, Commerce Sec. Canfield

Mercedes-Benz

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The long-standing economic and cultural ties between Alabama and Germany were on full display Thursday night as 10 German companies were recognized for their investments in the state and Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield was honored. The Alabama Germany Partnership’s Annual...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes to launch production of electric vehicles in Alabama in 2022

Mercedes-Benz

VANCE, Alabama – Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz plant will begin producing luxury electric SUVs in 2022, part of a major rollout of new vehicle technology and manufacturing coordination at the automaker’s facilities around the world. The company on Monday revealed new details of its “Electric First”

Written by Dawn Azok

New $54M parts facility will boost Mercedes EV production in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz

VANCE, Alabama – A new parts facility planned near the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa County is expected to add 373 jobs to the sprawling network that supports the state’s auto industry. The $53.6 million, 530,000-square-foot project will primarily serve as a storage...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mercedes Alabama plant launches production of ultra-luxury Maybach

Mercedes-Benz

VANCE, Alabama – Workers at Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz plant have produced an all-new model that the company calls the peak of SUV luxury. The first customer-ready Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 built in Alabama rolled off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International facility in Tuscaloosa...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

Mercedes-Benz

VANCE, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz is beginning to gradually ramp up production at its Alabama manufacturing plant after adopting robust safety measures to protect workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), as its Alabama operation is known, said operations began Monday with one...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Alabama EV infrastructure grant program could provide model for nation

Mercedes-Benz

The Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan could provide a significant spark for efforts to expand the network of charging stations available to drivers of electric vehicles across the state. That’s because a little noticed provision in Rebuild Alabama, approved in March to provide additional funding...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Eissmann expands Pell City facility with $14.5 million investment

Mercedes-Benz

PELL CITY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined St. Clair County and Pell City officials today to help Eissmann Group Automotive LLC celebrate the completion of a $14.5 million expansion project at the auto supplier’s Pell City campus. Eissmann announced plans in June...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes launches construction of Alabama battery plant for EVs

Mercedes-Benz

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Mercedes-Benz officials formally marked the start of construction on a sprawling plant in Bibb County that will supply battery packs for the automaker’s Alabama-made electric vehicles. At the event, Mercedes officials also said their Tuscaloosa County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama wins Silver Shovel Award for economic development

Mercedes-Benz

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, a national publication, has selected Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award, a top honor recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2017. In announcing the award, Area Development singled out several large-scale projects, including Mercedes-Benz’s plans to build a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2 Alabama projects claim magazine’s top 2017 investment awards

Mercedes-Benz

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Trade & Industry Development, a national trade publication, selected two 2017 Alabama economic development projects for its elite investment awards, reflecting the powerful impact these collaborative recruitment efforts will have on their communities and the state. The magazine’s editors evaluated several...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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