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Alabama auto industry drives into new era with brainpower jobs, deeper skills

Manufacturing

As Alabama’s auto industry has grown over the past two decades, so have the jobs and the sophisticated skill sets required to keep production humming. The majority of the positions at the state’s three auto assembly plants are in production, but the automakers have...

Written by Dawn Azok

Lenzing Alabama expansion: $293M investment, 163 jobs

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Austria-based Lenzing AG announced plans today to invest $293 million to expand production at its Alabama fibers plant, creating 163 new and permanent positions over three years. The Mobile County factory was the first commercial operation in the world to produce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

TEAM PLAYER: Alabama-made Airbus A321 to make Iron Bowl flyover

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus said today that an Alabama-built A321 will perform a flyover at Saturday's Iron Bowl match-up in Tuscaloosa. The aircraft, destined for delivery to Delta Air Lines next month, is scheduled to fly over Bryant-Denny Stadium following the National Anthem and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

BASF to expand capacity at Alabama plant

Manufacturing

MCINTOSH, Alabama – German chemical manufacturer BASF plans to spend more than $200 million to boost its worldwide plastic additives business, with a portion of the investment slated for the company’s plant in southwestern Alabama. At the Washington County facility in McIntosh, BASF will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

CEO: Polaris Alabama project ‘transformational’ for company

Manufacturing

  HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – At a ceremony marking the grand opening of Polaris Industries’ new Alabama manufacturing facility today, CEO Scott Wine called the investment in the new Huntsville production center “transformational” for the company. [caption id="attachment_15724" align="alignright" width="225"] The first Alabama-built Polaris vehicle,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mueller Milestone: 4 million Albertville-made fire hydrants

Manufacturing

ALBERTVILLE, Alabama – Mueller Co. is marking a major milestone in the Alabama city it turned into the “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World” – the 4 millionth hydrant off its Albertville production line. To highlight the achievement, Mueller officials hosted a small celebration...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MollerTech plans $46M Alabama auto parts plant with 222 jobs

Manufacturing

CENTREVILLE, Alabama -- German automotive supplier MollerTech announced today that it will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bibb County, creating 222 jobs in Alabama’s growing auto sector. “Attracting investment and new jobs to Alabama’s rural counties is a key...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama hosts students for National Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Alabama high school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Honda's Talladega County auto assembly plant this week, part of an event designed to spark young people's interest in highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. More than 200 students from 20 area schools spent Thursday...

Written by Dawn Azok

Made (and tested) in Alabama: State-built cars first get test track workouts

Manufacturing

Before Alabama-made vehicles hit city streets and neighborhood roads, they get a workout on the test tracks at the state's three auto assembly plants. Banked curves, bumpy asphalt, smooth straightaways and skid pads are just some of the features that help put the models...

Written by Dawn Azok

HDT Global plans $4.2M Alabama expansion, creating 123 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – HDT Global, a maker of engineered products for military, government and commercial customers, plans to invest $4.2 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Huntsville. “Project Pop,” as it was code-named, will create 123 full-time jobs at the company's Alabama operation,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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