Auto Industry’s arrival in Alabama is subject of today’s Architreats at the state archives

“Cars Fell on Alabama – The Automotive Industry Comes to Alabama,” a panel discussion led by Bill Taylor and Archie Craft, is today’s topic at today’s Architreats event at the state archives.

The talk marks the 20th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz’s decision to build a sport utility vehicle in Alabama. The impact of that decision has had a profound impact on Alabama’s economy, business expansion and employment.

Bill Taylor is an automotive industry veteran who now is president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.  Craft is vice president of human resources at Mercedes-Benz International Inc.

The noon talk will be at the state archives, 624 Washington Ave. in Montgomery. The event is free and participants can bring a brown bag lunch.

Architreats is made possible by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.