Mercedes-Benz Alabama

Business & Education
6:57 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Saban Wants Mercedes Dealership; Plans on Hold for Now

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Nick Saban confirms he and a partner are working to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Birmingham area.  Al.com reports 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.

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Politics & Government
8:24 am
Mon February 17, 2014

After UAW Defeat, Can GOP Fulfill Promise of Jobs?

Volkswagen workers assembling Golf 6 cars
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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.

Business & Education
8:40 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Club Holds Annual Event in Alabama

The Mercedes-Benz Club of America chose Alabama for its StarTech 2013 event.
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Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and technical experts from across the U.S. are meeting in Alabama.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/18Thpic ) 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.

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Business & Education
8:15 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Unions Work to Organize Workers at Ala. Auto Plant

The Mercedes-Benz Plant in Vance, Alabama.
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A major union is trying to organize workers at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant near Tuscaloosa.


The Tuscaloosa News reports that the United Auto Workers has created a website -- uawvance.com -- targeting workers at the plant in Vance.


Al.com 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.

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Business & Education
9:16 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Cullman Auto Supplier Expanding, Adding 200 Jobs

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Gov. Robert Bentley will join other officials in Cullman on Monday for the groundbreaking of an expansion at an automotive parts manufacturing company.

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.

When the company announced the project, it set the first round of production for mid-2013.

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