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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Mercedes plans to invest $2 billion in Vance plant

The head of Mercedes-Benz flew into Tuscaloosa on Wednesday afternoon and gave Alabama an economic shot in the arm, announcing that the luxury automaker would invest $2 billion in its Vance, AL auto plant during the next few years.


“I just wish every decision our company has made was as good as the decision to come to Alabama,” he said.

“We are continuing to write new chapters of the plant's success story with significant investments into the future.

“Tuscaloosa was the first production location of Mercedes-Benz cars ever outside of Germany, and today it is among our best, As our pioneering plant, it is also the blueprint for our new operations in emerging markets,” he said.

Go ahead and bitch about buying American, but this is a big shot in the economy here.

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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:41 AM   #2
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I don't like Daimler, ever since they raped Chrysler.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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This is GREATLAKES4x4. I could give 2 shits about what happens in Alabama.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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This is GREATLAKES4x4. I could give 2 shits about what happens in Alabama.
Well tell us more about what is happening in your little world? What color is the sky today?
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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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now only if the south wasn't dirty and full of meth heads
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Sweet! The US is finally impoverished enough to entice rich foreign interests to utilize the cheap labor.

Too bad the UAW will jump back in there and ruin it.



















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Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:44 AM   #7
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hahahahaha the exact attitude the REST of the country has towards you and any other engineer working in the domestic auto industry when you cry "buy american"
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They went to alabama because the uaw leeches are no where close to being there.
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They went to alabama because the uaw leeches are no where close to being there.
the UAW is definitely attempting to be there.
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hahahahaha the exact attitude the REST of the country has towards you and any other engineer working in the domestic auto industry when you cry "buy american"
Never once have I said "buy american".

If you feel that you need to buy an american car to help support your job then so be it.

But I think people should buy whatever they want to drive whether its a Benz, GM, Ford, Chrysler, or Hyundai...

I just could care less what happens in Alabama or anywhere outside of my special, narrow minded, little world.
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Never once have I said "buy american".

If you feel that you need to buy an american car to help support your job then so be it.

But I think people should buy whatever they want to drive whether its a Benz, GM, Ford, Chrysler, or Hyundai...

I just could care less what happens in Alabama or anywhere outside of my special, narrow minded, little world.
brilliant, you're truely brilliant.

Did you care when you couldn't find a job for 2 years?
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 08:52 PM   #12
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I couldn't find a job 2 years ago, so i moved down south to a transplant.

Can't say i like it, can't say i hate it.
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Fukc MB. Hope you like your investment of money stolen from an american automaker in the slimiest biz move in the past 50 years.
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For the I don't care about Alabama
and I don't like diamler

I believe one of our grand rapids native companies is investing a bunch of money for a chrome plating line for parts to go to that Mercedes facility.
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