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Airbus advances project to build new Alabama A220 assembly line

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus announced today that Birmingham-based HPM will act as program manager for the planning, design and construction of a new assembly line at its Alabama manufacturing facility that will produce A220 aircraft. In this role, HPM will be responsible for managing all aspects...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Hwashin to add 50 jobs with $26M Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

GREENVILLE, Alabama – Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. announced plans to expand its Butler County manufacturing operation with a $26 million investment in new equipment and 50 new jobs. Hwashin, which produces body components for Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant, has been in expansion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Eissmann expands Pell City facility with $14.5 million investment

Manufacturing

PELL CITY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined St. Clair County and Pell City officials today to help Eissmann Group Automotive LLC celebrate the completion of a $14.5 million expansion project at the auto supplier’s Pell City campus. Eissmann announced plans in June...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team talks future with Mazda, Toyota officials in Japan

Manufacturing

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and Huntsville area officials engaged in meetings this week with executives of Mazda and Toyota to expand relationships as the automakers prepare to officially launch construction on a $1.6 billion Alabama assembly plant. The mission began...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes launches construction of Alabama battery plant for EVs

Manufacturing

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Mercedes-Benz officials formally marked the start of construction on a 2 million-square-foot plant in Bibb County that will supply battery packs for the automaker’s Alabama-made electric vehicles. At the event, Mercedes officials also said their Tuscaloosa...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation’s Alabama milestone: 30,000 additive fuel nozzles

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama -- GE Aviation's plant in Auburn achieved a milestone this week -- the 30,000th additively-manufactured fuel nozzle tip “grew” on a 3D printer at the facility, the industry’s first site for mass production using the additive manufacturing process. Employees at GE Aviation in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Toyota Alabama plant produces first next-gen engine

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota’s Alabama plant produced its first next-generation 4-cylinder engine after a $106 million investment to prepare the Huntsville facility for advanced production. The milestone occurred this week, exactly one year after the automaker announced the investment in Alabama to build next-gen...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ULA selects Blue Origin engines for Vulcan rocket in boost for Alabama

Manufacturing

United Launch Alliance announced today that it has selected Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine to power ULA’s next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket, a development that boosts to Alabama’s growing aerospace industry and extends the state’s leadership position in rocketry. ULA, which produces Atlas V and Delta...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Global Trade: Alabama ranks as top state for manufacturing

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, has selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Continental Motors embarks on $75 million Alabama factory project

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – A $75 million project to transform Continental Motors’ aircraft-engine manufacturing operations at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley is taking off. On Thursday, the company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its “Blue Marlin” project, which involves the construction of an advanced manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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