AM General Corporation of South Bend, Indiana still produces a wide range of specialty vehicles at its facilities in northern Indiana.
AM General has established its reputation in supporting the U.S. armed forces for nearly 75 years. As a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, their DNA includes the famous Willys “Jeep” of World War II.
AM General is best known for developing the iconic High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee®). As we look to the future with new military vehicle designs, we also continue to provide full lifecycle support and upgrades for hundreds of thousands of HMMWVs still serving the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, reserve forces and National Guard—ensuring our products are ready when and where they’re needed most.
Many of the Light Tactical Vehicles AM General has developed for the U.S. military are available for export. Internationally, AM General is the premier provider of Light Tactical Vehicle solutions, with more than 230,000 HMMWVs currently in use in more than 60 countries worldwide. For nearly 30-years the HMMWVs has been in continuous production and has proven to be the vehicle of choice for a wide range of geographic and mission profiles.
Mobility Ventures LLC is a subsidiary of AM General. Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, is the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities.
The MV-1 is redefining accessible transportation with a built-in side-entry power ramp, ample head room, and seating for up to five which includes the ability to safely accommodate two wheelchair users at a time—one of whom rides in the front and the other in the spacious passenger area —making it the perfect solution for consumers, commercial use, and government fleets. And at Mobility Ventures, safety comes first. The MV-1 safety record is unmatched by any wheelchair accessible vehicle, based on federal NHTSA safety recall data for aftermarket conversion vans. Additionally, the MV-1 meets all Buy America requirements.
In January, 2015, AM General and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., announced that Mercedes-Benz had selected AM General to manufacture the Mercedes-Benz R-Class luxury vehicle at AM General’s world-class 675,000 square-foot Commercial Assembly Plant. Because of increasing demand for its Sport Utility Vehicles and the need for greater production capacity in the U.S, Mercedes-Benz moved its production of the R-Class from its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant to AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant.
Under the multi-year agreement, AM General is now Mercedes-Benz’s first and only contract manufacturing operator in the U.S.
That’s the story of AM General’s contract manufacturing in northern Indiana.
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