Auto suppliers with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International and Spain-based company Grupo Antolin will be expanding their operations in Alabama.
Suppliers for a major Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, are expected to create 2,400 new jobs in the area, reported local station ABC 3340, citing projects from the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.
The new positions will cover more than 16 different types of roles and have salaries ranging from $23,000 to $143,000. The new wave of jobs is supported by a $1.3 billion Alabama expansion plan for the company, which Mercedes-Benz first announced in September 2015.
“Within the next two years there will be a lot of hiring in different phases. They range anywhere from logistics companies, all the way up to advanced manufacturing, paint and body, and maintenance companies,” said COO of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Donny Jones, according to the source.
Meanwhile, auto supplier Grupo Antolin announced that it will construct a manufacturing plant in Birmingham, valued at $10.4 billion. Some 150 jobs will be created at the new center by 2020.
“Alabama represents a very attractive place for the automotive industry. In the last few years, this sector has grown very much and has attracted many companies that are creating a perfect environment for this industry,” said Grupo Antolin in North America President Pablo Baroja, in a press release.