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Vance, Ala.
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Mercedes-Benz selected an Alabama joint venture, BL Harbert International and Gray Construction, to design and build a new body shop, add to its assembly shop, and relocate its energy center on its automotive manufacturing campus in Vance, Ala. The expansion spans a total area of 1,588,454 s.f. and supports the plant's production of its next generation luxury SUVs, including hybrid versions.

Project Facts

  • Total area: 1,588,454 s.f. 
  • Schedule: 30 months
  • Building features:
    • Floor construction consists of 8” concrete slab on grade
    • Wall construction consists of insulated metal panels
    • (110) doors and dock levelers, body shop conveyors
  • Construction was adjacent to existing plant production

Services Provided by Gray:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Equipment Installation
  • Building Commissioning