Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Statement from Congresswoman Sewell about Mercedes-Benz's Announcement to Strengthen Manufacturing in Alabama

Jul 20, 2011
Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell released the following statement about Mercedes-Benz’s announcement that they will strengthen manufacturing and produce the redesigned 2012 ML-Class sport utility vehicle at its factory in Vance:

“For 18 years, Mercedes-Benz has maintained a strong manufacturing presence in Alabama and is a source of jobs for thousands of employees and suppliers within the 7th Congressional district and the state of Alabama.  It is great news that Mercedes-Benz will continue to make critical investments in our local economy.  The business community plays an important role in helping to create and grow jobs in the US and I applaud Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to continuing that effort.

In order to expand our economy, it is important that more businesses like Mercedes-Benz make these strategic investments and create jobs right here in America.  As a Member of Congress, I will continue to work hard to promote policies that will help businesses and workers succeed in this global economy.”


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