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Mercedes taps Am General for U.S. manufacturing

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago January 27, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Tuesday, January 27 2015 January 27, 2015 6:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

DETROIT- AM General, the company that makes military and commercial vehicles, was tapped by Mercedes Benz to make its SUV's.

It will make the R-Class which is a seven-seat SUV at its plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The R-Class is mainly sold in China.

Mercedes moved the assembly line from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to make room for a new SUV, the GLE Coupe.

AM General says it will hire and train several hundred people to make the R-Class.  The AM General plant already employs 1,500 and makes a wheelchair-accessible van. 

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