Skip to main content

About this collection

North Carolina is not only the birthplace of aviation, but is also the birthplace of stock car racing and a hub for NASCAR racing. Today, North Carolina is home to many automobile manufacturing plants, including Daimler, Bridgestone and Goodyear.

Senator Helms was always interested in an opportunity to bring jobs to his home state. Therefore, when Mercedes-Benz announced they were looking for a place to build a $300 million assembly plant Helms was more than happy to lobby for it be built in North Carolina. North Carolina Senator Lauch Faircloth and Governor Jim Hunt also helped persuade Mercedes to build in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Mercedes opted to build their plan in Alabama.

 

 
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK