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Next-gen Mercedes GLE SUV rolls from Alabama toward showroom debut

Manufacturing

The latest version of the vehicle that launched Alabama’s auto industry is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms this spring. The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is yet another key milestone for the automaker’s Tuscaloosa County factory, which has been in near continuous expansion...

Written by Dawn Azok

New leaders to steer growth at Alabama operations of Mercedes, Honda

Manufacturing

There are new faces at the top of Alabama’s auto industry, as both Mercedes-Benz and Honda plan leadership changes in the coming months. Tetsuya Endo will become the new president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, effective April 1, the company said last week. Endo,

Written by Dawn Azok

$215M U.S. Steel project provides spark for Alabama steel industry

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – United States Steel Corp.’s plans to invest $215 million to install a technologically advanced electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works is expected to provide a boost to Alabama's steelmaking industry in its historic home. U.S. Steel had initiated construction of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kemira investing $70 million to expand Alabama operation, creating 20 jobs

Manufacturing

MOBILE, ALABAMA — Finland-based Kemira announced this morning that it is investing $70.8 million to expand production at its Mobile facility. The company is a polymer producer serving the pulp and paper, oil and gas, and water treatment industries. The project will create an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin launches construction of $200M Alabama rocket engine plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Space flight company Blue Origin this morning kicked off construction on a $200 million plant in Huntsville that will produce the BE-4 rocket engine for future national security and other missions. The 200,000-square-foot facility will be built on 46 acres at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles. Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus kicks off construction on A220 assembly line in Mobile

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of Airbus, top local officials and others at the Mobile Aeroplex today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of the company’s new A220 aircraft manufacturing facility. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus teams with AIDT to hire 600 new workers to fuel Alabama growth

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus said today it is working with AIDT to seek candidates to fill the first manufacturing positions at a new assembly line for A220 aircraft at the company's production facility in Mobile. In addition, Airbus said it is hiring for production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama plant records sharp spike in SUV production

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama plant ramped up production of its Santa Fe SUV line during 2018, as the company set new records for overall SUV sales throughout the year. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said today that its workers built more than 88,000 SUVs...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama tops Pilot production record amid busy 2018

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – It’s been a busy year for Honda’s Alabama auto plant, with a new model joining the assembly lines, as well as major new investments and expansions. In the last two years combined, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama has initiated $150 million worth...

Written by Dawn Azok

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