Honda Worker Stopped By Authorities In Alabama Due To Immigration Laws

Honda Worker Stopped By Authorities In Alabama Due To Immigration Laws
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Alabama has taken on the toughest immigration laws in the country and has begun to crack down on illegal immigrants, immediately affecting the fifth largest automotive manufacturing state in the country. A second foreign auto worker was issued a citation at Honda‘s factory in Lincoln, Alabama on Wednesday. The new immigration law requires proper identification… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Executive Arrested By Alabama Police

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Mercedes-Benz Executive Arrested By Alabama Police
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Alabama’s touchy immigration laws resulted in the arrest of a Mercedes-Benz executive who remains unnamed at this time. The Associated Press revealed that the German executive was stopped when driving a rental car that did not have tags and was then arrested and brought to police headquarters when he failed to provide the Alabama police officer… Continue Reading...

Mercedes Confirms $350-Million Investment to Build BMW X6 Rival in Alabama

Mercedes Confirms $350-Million Investment to Build BMW X6 Rival in Alabama
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It has been well over a decade when Mercedes-Benz first opened its plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. What might have started out as just a production facility for the ML model has grown to accommodate production of the R-class, GLK-class and in 2014 will also produce the C-class for North American consumption. But the news gets… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Invests $2 Billion Into Tuscaloosa Plant

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Mercedes-Benz Invests $2 Billion Into Tuscaloosa Plant
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Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will invest more than $2 billion into its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. The money will be put towards the new M-Class, the successor generations of the GL-Class, the C-Class and the expansion of production capacities. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz cars, said “We’re continuing to write new chapters of the Tuscaloosa… Continue Reading...

Hyundai And Kia Expect To Sell 1.06 Million Vehicles In U.S This Year

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Yesterday, Hyundai Motor Group said it is expecting to raise its U.S auto sales by 18.2 percent this year to 1.06 million vehicles, an improvement from a previous target of 1.01 million. Hyundai would to sell 624,000 units and Kia with 433,000 in the U.S. Both South Korean automakers are experiencing fast growth in the… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Creating 214 New Jobs And New Engine In Alabama

Hyundai Creating 214 New Jobs And New Engine In Alabama
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Hyundai will invest $173 million to modify and expand its Alabama engine plant. The expansion also includes a new engine program for the Hyundai Elantra, with a target completion date of March, 2o12. Hyundai will also hire 214 new workers within the plant to build the new engines. There have also been informal discussions regarding… Continue Reading...

Hyundai To Produce Elantra In Alabama

Hyundai To Produce Elantra In Alabama
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Hyundai is set to build the new Elantra at their Alabama factory, as it joins the Sonata and Santa Fe at the plant. The new Elantra is already on sale in South Korea, but is set to debut in U.S. spec at this November’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. In a press release, Hyundai CEO… Continue Reading...