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DaimlerChrysler selects North Charleston for Sprinter van assembly plant

Port of Charleston to Handle Vehicle Kits Shipped from Europe North Charleston, SC - DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle producer, has selected North Charleston as the site for its new Dodge Sprinter van assembly plant.

DaimlerChrysler will initially invest $35 million and employ 220 when the plant produces its first van in the final quarter of 2006. This is part one of a three-phase plan by the company that upon culmination could create 1,800 jobs and $435 million in investment.

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