Oxford wins M-class work

DETROIT - Oxford Automotive Inc. of Troy, Mich., has been awarded a contract to produce front engine compartments and front and rear floor assemblies for the next generation Mercedes-Benz M-class sport-utility.

Oxford will find production space near the M-class assembly plant in Vance, Ala., to produce the components. Production is expected to begin in 2003. The program, expected to run until 2010, is valued at $1 billion.

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