Mercedes comes back to Michiana
The story between Michiana and Mercedes began in 1958.
"Studebaker was looking for ways to add money to their coffers and one way they did that was taking over the North American distribution rights for Mercedes Benz," says Andrew Beckman, Archivist for the Studebaker Museum.
Beckman believes he knows why Mercedes picked St. Joseph County as one of their assembly locations.
"This area has proven we can put together some pretty good automobiles," says Beckman.