Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

Before re-opening, MBUSI said it obtained guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and benchmarked the best safety practices with groups such as the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation.

“Our team members’ health and safety has top priority at Mercedes-Benz,” the company said.

MBUSI halted production at the Alabama plant last month in response to the coronavirus crisis.

“During our shutdown, we have monitored and learned from other Mercedes-Benz plants around the world as they returned to work,” its statement said.

“Measures adopted in Alabama include the mandatory wearing of face masks, temperature checks at entry and separation of team members in break rooms, cafes and common areas.”

MBUSI said it will continue to monitor federal and state guidance and regulations throughout this ramp-up period and will make whatever changes necessary to ensure worker safety and meet the required production capacities of SUV models produced in Alabama.