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Mercedes-Benz Halts Production in AL

Yesterday, a mile-wide tornado destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa, AL. Reports by Automotive News indicate the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International assembly plant has halted production. That plant builds the GL, M, and R class. From Automotive News: "The same storm cell of multiple tornadoes wreaked havoc along a 300-mile stretch, taking out power to an unknown number of auto parts manufacturers and other businesses as far north as Virginia. A Mercedes plant spokeswoman was quoted in the Tuscaloosa News earlier today saying that Mercedes had halted operations because suppliers were unable to deliver parts due to the storms. In some areas, highway exit ramps were damaged and closed." Read more at: Automotive News - Tornadoes halt output at Mercedes News submitted by: Greg Magnus | MBCA Director at Large