Mercedes-Benz Alabama http://apr.org en Saban Wants Mercedes Dealership; Plans on Hold for Now http://apr.org/post/saban-wants-mercedes-dealership-plans-hold-now <p>Nick Saban confirms he and a partner are working to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Birmingham area.&nbsp; Al.com <a href="http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/02/it_wont_be_nick_saban_mercedes.html#incart_river" target="_blank">reports</a> the Alabama football coach said a statement Monday he's "honored to join the Mercedes family" and "extremely excited" about the business venture planned for Irondale.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:57:34 +0000 Associated Press 47003 at http://apr.org Saban Wants Mercedes Dealership; Plans on Hold for Now After UAW Defeat, Can GOP Fulfill Promise of Jobs? http://apr.org/post/after-uaw-defeat-can-gop-fulfill-promise-jobs Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the days leading up to last week's vote. Workers rejected the United Auto Workers in a close vote, so attention turns now to whether the GOP can fulfill its promises that keeping the union out means more jobs will come rolling in. Regardless of what political consequences, if any, Republicans would face if that fails to happen, the Volkswagen vote established a playbook for denying the UAW its goal of expanding into foreign-owned plants in the region. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:24:31 +0000 Associated Press 46959 at http://apr.org After UAW Defeat, Can GOP Fulfill Promise of Jobs? Mercedes-Benz Club Holds Annual Event in Alabama http://apr.org/post/mercedes-benz-club-holds-annual-event-alabama <p>Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and technical experts from across the U.S. are meeting in Alabama.</p><div><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/18Thpic">http://bit.ly/18Thpic</a> ) the Mercedes-Benz Club of America chose Alabama for its StarTech 2013 event, which brings together experts in Mercedes restoration, maintenance and performance for seminars and workshops. The four-day event began this weekend and runs through Tuesday.</p> Sun, 19 May 2013 13:40:47 +0000 The Associated Press 30684 at http://apr.org Mercedes-Benz Club Holds Annual Event in Alabama Unions Work to Organize Workers at Ala. Auto Plant http://apr.org/post/unions-work-organize-workers-ala-auto-plant <P>A major union is trying to organize workers at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant near Tuscaloosa.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports that the United Auto Workers has created a website -- <A href="http://www.apr.org/uawvance.com"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>uawvance.com</FONT></U></A> -- targeting workers at the plant in Vance.</P> <P><A href="http://www.apr.org/Al.com"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>Al.com</FONT></U></A> reports that the UAW is trying to organize workers at the 3,000-employee plant in an effort supported by the German union IG Metall.</P> <P>Felyicia Jerald, a spokeswoman for the plant, Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:15:46 +0000 The Associated Press 28635 at http://apr.org Unions Work to Organize Workers at Ala. Auto Plant Cullman Auto Supplier Expanding, Adding 200 Jobs http://apr.org/post/cullman-auto-supplier-expanding-adding-200-jobs <div><p>Gov. Robert Bentley will join other officials in Cullman on Monday for the groundbreaking of an expansion at an automotive parts manufacturing company.</p><p>A spokesman for Bentley says about 200 jobs will be created by the expansion at REHAU. The company announced the 150,000-square foot expansion in June. The expansion will allow the company to develop and produce bumper assemblies for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and M-Class vehicles.</p><p>When the company announced the project, it set the first round of production for mid-2013.</p><p>Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:16:46 +0000 The Associated Press 23179 at http://apr.org Cullman Auto Supplier Expanding, Adding 200 Jobs