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Daimler to idle Alabama Mercedes assembly plant

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 16, 2020
Daimler said on Friday it will idle its Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle assembly plant in Alabama next week because of a parts shortage.
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Daimler, which resumed production late last month at the Tuscaloosa plant, plans to make up the production during a scheduled off week this summer.

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Bloomberg News reported the parts shortage was from Mexico, where auto suppliers have not yet resumed production. Other automakers have told Reuters that if Mexico does not resume parts production next week they will quickly be forced again to idle many U.S. assembly plants.