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Preformed Windings to employ 85 at new Alabama facility

Manufacturing

PELL CITY, Alabama -- Officials with Preformed Windings Inc. announced today that the company will locate a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Alabama. The new Pell City location will be dedicated to manufacturing HV coils for the North American...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Italian ambassador visits Tuskegee to support Leonardo T-100 project

Manufacturing

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Italian ambassador Armando Varricchio and Leonardo DRS Chief Executive William Lynn III on Monday visited the historic home of the Tuskegee Airmen, where the aerospace company wants to manufacture the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation trainer aircraft. If Leonardo’s T-100 jet trainer...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Manufacturing

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kimber to open Alabama firearms manufacturing facility with 366 jobs

Manufacturing

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Kimber Mfg Inc., a leading U.S. firearms manufacturer, has finalized plans to open a production facility in Troy, where it will create 366 jobs and invest $38 million into the local economy over the next five years. “With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hexcel to expand Alabama plant, creating 90 jobs with $200M project

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – Alabama officials announced today that the existing Hexcel Corp. production site in Decatur has been selected by the company for its first integrated U.S. carbon fiber and PAN production facility. When completed and fully operational, the expansion will add about 90...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Shaw to invest $184 million in Alabama fiber manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

ANDALUSIA, Alabama -- Shaw Industries Group announced today that it will invest $184 million in its manufacturing facility in Andalusia, where fiber used to manufacture carpet is created. Dalton, Georgia-based Shaw said the project includes construction of new and expanded building assets, and installation...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama metro ranks No. 1 for manufacturing jobs, analysis says

Manufacturing

The Talladega-Sylacauga Micropolitan Statistical Area was rated the best place in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs in a detailed analysis by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that studied data on nearly 500 cities. SmartAsset singled out the high concentration of well-paying manufacturing jobs in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

BOCAR targets construction start for $115 million Alabama parts plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Executives from global auto supplier BOCAR Group said Tuesday that construction on a new $115 million manufacturing facility in Alabama will begin in spring 2018, with production launching at the site two years later. The 350,000-square-foot plant, located on Bibb Garrett...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Video: How T-100 trainer jets would be manufactured in Alabama

Manufacturing

Curious about how global aerospace company Leonardo’s Alabama workforce would manufacture the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation trainer aircraft if it's picked for the role? Leonardo announced plans in March for an advanced manufacturing center in Tuskegee for its T-100 trainer jet, one of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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