The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International manufacturing plant in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, has been producing vehicles since 1997. The facility produces the M-class, R-class, GL-class, C-class and the GLE coupe, and it is home to on-site test tracks and a public museum,
As part of Alabama's bid for a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex, the state donated a 1,000-acre site for its construction. Mercedes-Benz announced plans for the plant in 1993, and the $400 billion plant opened four years later. The factory employs over 3,000 people and has a total annual production of around 174,000 vehicles, as of 2015. MBUSI is a Zero Waste to Landfill certified manufacturer, meaning that all waste is either recycled or converted into energy.