Mercedes-Benz plant expansion on track for 2018 production start

Mike Nicoll looked around the new 1.3 million-square-foot body shop at Mercedes-Benz, still under construction, and allowed himself a moment.

"We're starting to see some things take shape," Nicoll, the body shop's senior manager, said. "When you think about how much has gone into this, the pre-planning, how much it took to get to this point, it's a little overwhelming.

"But we have a large responsibility, to make quality cars at the right time, and there are a lot of customers waiting."

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