Mercedes Benz Groundbreaking Ceremony

Mercedes Benz Groundbreaking Ceremony

The governor and two mayors joined in the groundbreaking for Mercedes-Benz USA’s new corporate headquarters in Sandy Springs on Sept. 26.

The luxury auto-maker is relocating from New Jersey and is temporarily headquartered in Dunwoody’s Sterling Pointe office center. Its new, 200,000-square-foot headquarters at 6480 Barfield Road is expected to open in early 2018.

Site preparation already began in recent weeks. The ceremonial groundbreaking Sept. 26 was attended by Gov. Nathan Deal; Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; and Dietmar Exler, MBUSA’s president and CEO, who lives in Brookhaven. The quartet tossed dirt from silver shovels while wearing black hardhats with the Mercedes-Benz logo.

“On behalf of all our employees, we could not be more pleased to take this important step in making Sandy Springs and the city of Atlanta our permanent home in the United States,” said Exler in a press release, adding, “It is our commitment that we will be an active member, contributing to the development of your—and now our—community.”

“As you’ve already seen and heard, Mercedes-Benz is spreading their roots out into the broader community, and that’s what we really like to see,” said Mayor Paul in the press release. “I’m gratified that MBUSA sees a broader horizon and broader community in which to be engaged, and I applaud that.”

“When businesses choose to locate their headquarters—certainly a business like Mercedes-Benz USA—they really can choose any community along the eastern seaboard or in the United States of America,” said Mayor Reed in the press release. “The decision by Mercedes was a deliberate one. After looking all around they decided to choose the metropolitan Atlanta region. Welcome, Mercedes-Benz.”

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