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Sprinting into the Future


Winter 2017 issue
By Jim Poindexter

On an almost 200-acre site off Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, the future of Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC is taking shape. Under construction here is a one-million-square-foot manufacturing plant that, by the end of the decade, will produce the company's next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market. The new plant is an expansion of the Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC, reassembly plant nearby, in operation since 2006. When completed, the new plant will not only ramp up production of the highly successful Sprinter. It will also become the first automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to make its home in Charleston County and the first in the U.S. since 2011.  

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