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Mercedes kicks off project to build Bibb County global logistics hub

Manufacturing

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz officially launched construction this morning on a Global Logistics Center and a North American parts hub based in Bibb County’s Scott G. Davis Industrial Park, a project that will give a massive boost to the rural area. The Bibb County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes to launch electric vehicle production in $1B Alabama project

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz announced plans today to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant. In addition, the German automaker will also expand its logistics activities in the U.S.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Conecuh Ridge Distillery to base operations in Troy with $13M project

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TROY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey today announced that the maker of Clyde May’s Alabama-style whiskey plans to consolidate operations in Troy, where the company will build an artisan distillery, rack houses and a bottling hub, as well as a tasting experience center designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Autocar chooses Alabama for $120 million truck assembly plant

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Hagerstown, Indiana-based Autocar will invest $120 million launch a manufacturing operation plant in Alabama to produce heavy-duty cab-over-engine trucks. The project is expected to create 746 jobs. At a press conference this morning at the...

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Georgia-Pacific plans $100 million Alabama lumber production facility

Manufacturing

Georgia-Pacific announced today plans to construct a $100 million lumber production facility in Talladega that will employ more than 100 full-time employees and generate an annual payroll estimated at $5 million. Construction on the technologically advanced, 300,000-square-foot plant is scheduled to begin immediately, with...

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Baxter marks completion of $270 million Alabama expansion project

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Medical device company Baxter marked the completion today of a $270 million expansion project that more than doubled the size of its Alabama production facility, along with its workforce. The expansion brings the total current size of the Opelika facility to...

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Dynetics kicks off project to build Alabama rocket test facility

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – Huntsville-based Dynetics Inc. today officially launched a project to build a three-building complex in Alabama to support the development and testing of large rocket components. Leaders of Dynetics joined state and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning at 60...

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BASF marks milestones with expansion of Alabama catalytic converter plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – BASF today announced the completion of an investment project to expand production at its Alabama mobile catalyst manufacturing site, which has been in operation for more than four decades. BASF said the Huntsville site expansion began 18 months ago and created...

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Safran to open aerospace manufacturing facility at Mobile Aeroplex

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — French aerospace giant Safran plans to open a manufacturing operation at Mobile Aeroplex — home to the Airbus A320 Family assembly line — and hire 20 employees over the next three years, according to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. The...

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World travelers: Alabama-made vehicles crisscross the globe as exports surge

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From the deserts of the Middle East to urban centers across Asia and villages dotting the European countryside, vehicles made in Alabama are making a lasting impression. Exports of state-made automobiles continued to grow at an impressive rate in 2016, rising 13 percent to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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