USA: Mercedes-Benz Breaks Ground for $600-million Expansion in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) broke ground today for a $600-million expansion at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, M-Class sport utility plant. The company plans to double production for the next generation M-Class, which is currently the top selling Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the United States. The groundbreaking ceremony, which took place before a gathering of some 350 government and community leaders, as well as national and local media, included speeches by Helmut Petri, head of worldwide production for Mercedes- Benz; Alabama Governor Don Siegelman; and Bill Taylor, MBUSI president and CEO.
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