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“Once again, the South Bend area is competing and winning when it comes to manufacturing job growth,” said South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “With its South Bend headquarters and Mishawaka facilities, AM General is continuing to create good paying jobs for people across this area. Working families are the real winners here, with hundreds of new jobs coming online and our area primed for further innovation and growth. It’s a good day for South Bend, Mishawaka, and the surrounding region.”
“Today’s announcement that Mercedes Benz has chosen AM General to produce their vehicles is another great example of the excellent manufacturing provided by AM General that’s able to meet the increasing demands of businesses looking to expand,” said Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN 02). International, Inc., today announced that Mercedes Benz has selected AM General to manufacture the Mercedes Benz R Class luxury vehicle at AM General’s world class 675,000 square foot Commercial Assembly Plant. plant to AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Ind. AM General anticipates R Class vehicles will start rolling off its production lines this summer and will hire and train hundreds of new workers in order to prepare for R class production.
AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant is a full service manufacturing and support facility that utilizes state of the art robotic welding, painting and assembly techniques coupled with a lean manufacturing culture and highly skilled workforce to meet the requirements of its customers. Commercial vehicle contract assembly initiatives include work for General Motors and other Original Equipment Manufacturers.
As an Original Equipment Manufacturer, AM General, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mobility Ventures LLC, designs, produces and supports the new MV 1 the world’s first purpose built, universally accessible vehicle which is expanding choice in transportation for families, livery and paratransit fleets.