Mercedes-Benz will invest nearly $1.3 billion in a major expansion at its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The company plans to create 300 jobs and will prepare the factory to launch production of its next-generation sport utility vehicles. The plant’s workforce now numbers around 3,500.
As part of the latest expansion, Mercedes will add a body shop where it's most technologically advanced SUVs will be assembled, according to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
“The significant new investment Mercedes is making to expand its Tuscaloosa County manufacturing facility shows the company’s strong commitment to advancing automotive technology,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “Over the past 20 years, Alabama has developed a productive partnership with Mercedes and the company’s Alabama workforce has proven its capabilities through repeated expansions and model launches.