Ford temporarily shuts down F-series truck production due to fire at parts supplier

Mercedes employs about 3,700 people who build about 286,000 vehicles annually at its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant, including the GLE and GLS SUVs and the C-Class sedan. More than 70% of SUV output is for export. Mercedes is investing $1 billion at the site for production of electric cars, including battery manufacturing, and to expand logistics operations.