Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell on Mercedes-Benz Addition of Fifth Model to Vance Plant

Oct 20, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) released the following statement regarding Mercedes-Benz announcement to build a fifth model at the Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa County:

“It is exciting that Mercedes Benz is adding a fifth model to its plant in Vance. This $350 million dollar investment into Alabama’s economy will create 400 new jobs. The new model, coupled with the launch of the C-Class sedan in 2014 will bring a total of 1,400 new jobs to the 7th Congressional District. 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. I applaud the company for its innovation and continued efforts to create jobs and strengthen economic development in Alabama.”

According to the project description, these investments will total $2.4 billion that will be invested into the economy. The Mercedes-Benz plant is located in Vance, AL in Tuscaloosa County.


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