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Birmingham native leads team in assembling new C-Class sedan at Mercedes

By Associated Engineering Press

David Reeves began his career at Mercedes Benz at the Tuscaloosa County plant when he was a co-op student at the University of Alabama. The mechanical engineering major and Vestavia Hills native knew early on he wanted to work at the Alabama car plant full time.

As a group leader on the assembly line, Reeves was involved with production of the new C-Class sedan that was introduced to the public on Wednesday from the early planning stages. He went to Germany with several colleagues and learned the ins and outs of what the company expected when the car was to be completed.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: June 19, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering