Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 American jobs

Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 jobs

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Daimler (DAIGn.DE) said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.

More than 600 new jobs will be created as part of the investment, which includes plans to build a facility in 2018 near the factory in Tuscaloosa to produce batteries for zero-emission vehicles, Daimler said on Thursday, confirming a Reuters story…

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