Mercedes-Benz has leased a former Boeing airplane factory in Long Beach, but it isn’t saying what it plans to do with the more than 1-million-square-foot plant adjacent to the city’s airport.
City officials confirmed that the U.S. arm of the German automaker has leased the factory from Sares-Regis Group, the developer that bought the property from Boeing.
“This is significant for Long Beach, as it will bring needed jobs and property tax revenue,” said Gerrie Schipske, the City Council member representing the district that includes the site.
Don’t expect Mercedes to start building cars at the old jet factory.
“The site is part of continual efforts to improve our regional business operations throughout the U.S. and better service our customers,” said Diedra Wylie, Mercedes spokeswoman. “We will be releasing more details in the coming weeks.”