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Mercedes Plans $70m Logistics Center in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) plans a new $70m logistics hub that it expects will create 600 new jobs from the automaker and its contractors and service providers at its Tuscaloosa County, Alabama campus.

Mercedes Plans $70m Logistics Center in Alabama

MBUSI employs roughly 3,000 people at its facility that produces the M-Class and GL-Class sport utility vehicles, as well as the R-Class crossover. It will soon produce the automakers C-Class Sedan. A fifth model, a new SUV, will be produced in 2015. The logistics facility jobs estimates are in addition to 1,000 workers that Mercedes is hiring as it prepares to produce the C-Class sedan.

The new MBUSI Logistics Hub will help streamline logistics operations and will support the receiving, handling and sequencing of parts for the vehicles produced at the Vance plant. The logistics facility is expected to be complete later this year.

"With the addition of two new products and ongoing high demand for our current vehicles, our logistics operations are becoming increasingly more complex," said Markus Schaefer, president and CEO of MBUSI. "Within this building, both MBUSI and its service providers will do much of the preparation and logistical work necessary to keep our production operations moving smoothly."

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