More than 26 years have passed since Daimler-Benz AG (now Daimler AG) selected Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, as the home for its first passenger vehicle plant outside of Germany. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) is now deep into its second chapter of life, creating new products and expanding its impact on the Tuscaloosa community and the State of Alabama.

Initially, only one vehicle was produced in the plant – the M-Class sport utility vehicle.  The M-Class exceeded all expectations and more than 570,000 were built during the vehicle’s eight-year life cycle. That success paved the way for multiple expansions over the years. Today, the plant is producing the GLE, GLS and GLE Coup Sport Utility Vehicles for all worldwide markets, and the C-Class for North America.

Most recently, an additional $1 billion was announced to expand the plant’s footprint in the region.  Mercedes-Benz plans to produce electric vehicles in the United States and to build a battery plant. Once completed, these investments will create more than 600 additional jobs. Mercedes-Benz will start producing SUV models of the EQ brand in Tuscaloosa at the beginning of the next decade. EQ models will be integrated into the series production at the plant.

More than 3,800 employees currently work at the location, and it is estimated the plant creates more than 20,000 indirect jobs at suppliers and other service providers in the region.  Since 1995, more than $6 billion US dollars have been invested in the Tuscaloosa plant.


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