The final steel beam has been placed on Mercedes-Benz Vans’ new paint shop structure as the automaker’s $500 million campus expansion progresses in North Charleston.
The roof of the body shop and assembly extension also have been completed. The exterior of the existing structures should be mostly complete by next month.
Equipment installations will start in the next few months, company spokeswoman Alyssa Bean said in an email.
The German van manufacturer broke ground on the project in July 2016. Plans include building an assembly line and production facility, paint building, body shop and administration space, covering 1.5 million square feet. A 2.8-million-square-foot marshalling yard will house finished vehicles.