Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) Body Shop (Vance, AL)

General contractor: James N Gray/BL Harbert joint venture

Contract electrical: $37,120,414

Contract fiber IT: $4,957,658


  • 1.5 million-square-foot body shop expansion
  • 15 kV redundant distribution from Alabama Power substation
  • 1,600 A, 480 V and 400 V busway systems and redundant feeders
  • Six elevated substation rooms
  • Modular wiring, lighting system, and high-bay lighting
  • Renovations and relocation of existing body shop areas
  • Fire alarm system extension
  • Redundant fiber system and robot IT drops
  • Ufer grounding system
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) Body Shop