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Mercedes spins another supplier with jobs to Tuscaloosa

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  Tuscaloosa's picking up another 100 jobs thanks to success at the Mercedes plant in Vance.  German based 'Boysen' will begin construction of $34 million dollar plant in Brookwood Plaza.  The company will make exhaust systems for the Mercedes C-Class SUV which will begin production in 2014.

   The announcement was made at the North River Yacht Club because the site for Boysen is not yet suitable and Mercedes is undergoing a $600 Million dollar renovation for the C-Class.

    County leaders say while Boysen is only bringing a hundred jobs, you have to look at the big picture.  "They make these exhaust systems from beginning to end themselves.  That opens the door for suppliers to help them," said County Commission Chairperson, Hardy McCullom.  He says it could set off a chain reaction and ultimately pump thousands into the local economy.

  McCullom says other than the normal abatements, Boysen did not ask for any other special tax cuts for locating in Tuscaloosa.

   The company already has plants all around the world and currently makes parts for Mercedes in Germany.

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