DaimlerChrysler AG pulls the plug on plans to build a $754 million commercial van plant in Pooler, GA. The facility would have built the Dodge Sprinter but fell victim to a poor commercial vehicle market. A spokesman says the auto maker could not justify the business case for the plant, despite $320 million in state incentives.

DC plans to continue building Dodge and Mercedes-Benz Sprinters under the current arrangement, in which the cab and chassis are shipped from Dusseldorf, Germany, to DC's Freightliner plant in Gaffney, SC, for final assembly.