VANCE, AL – Flexibility, automation, new material handling processes and doubling everything from plant size to workers to output mark the second chapter of DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes-Benz assembly plant here. The expanded plant represents a $3.5 billion investment to date, including development costs of the original '98 M-Class SUV, new '06 M-Class and new-entry R-Class cross/utility vehicles now in production, says Hans-Heinrich Weingarten, DC executive vice president-Mercedes ...

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