How Alabama is developing into a successful automotive and die casting cluster

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MERCEDES HAS INVESTED OVER $ 1 BILLION IN ITS ALABAMA LOCATION

The production site in Alabama has grown enormously in importance in the last 25 years, reports Christoph Dörr (European Office Director Alabama Department of Commerce) — and the manager knows this from his own experience having spent several years there, even building a die-casting foundry.

The success story began in 1996 with the opening of the Mercedes plant, followed by Honda in 1999 and Hyundai in 2002, and Toyota-Mazda will soon be based there. With the four automobile manufacturers, Alabama is developing into the second largest production location for the automobile industry in the USA.

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