More than 25 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 (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.  Most recently, a $1.3 billion expansion was announced to construct an additional Body Shop for production of the next generation of SUVs.

Plant Tuscaloosa plant was the first major Mercedes-Benz production plant located outside of Germany and is seen as the center of the automobile industry in Alabama. More than 3,600 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, $4.5 billion US dollars were invested in the Tuscaloosa plant. The plant was founded in 1995 and in 1997 it began production of the former M-Class (today the GLE). In 2016, more than 300,000 vehicles rolled off the Tuscaloosa production line.

FACT: MBUSI is responsible for more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region, and has an annual economic impact of more than $1.5 billion. MBUSI also has become the state's largest exporter, with more than $1 billion in exports each year to countries throughout the world. Roughly two-thirds of the components used in MBUSI-built vehicles come from North American suppliers, and about 30 first- and second-tier suppliers are now located in Alabama.


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