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CHECKLIST: Game-changing aerospace technology takes off in Alabama

Manufacturing

Innovation abounds in Alabama's aerospace and aviation sector. While big jets and space rockets get a lot of attention, there's plenty more head-turning technology happening in manufacturing plants, design centers and testing labs across the state. This work is worth showcasing as the aerospace world...

Written by Dawn Azok

Georgia-Pacific to invest $50 million in upgrades at Alabama mill

Manufacturing

BREWTON, Alabama – Georgia-Pacific is investing $50 million to upgrade the paperboard machine at the company’s mill in Escambia County, following the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project that involved two years of construction. Slated to begin in late summer, Georgia-Pacific said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

James Hardie to open $220M Alabama building products plant

Manufacturing

PRATTVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that James Hardie Building Products plans to invest up to $220 million to open an advanced fiber-cement building products manufacturing plant in Prattville, creating 205 jobs. James Hardie, whose corporate roots go back more than a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Elmore County project positions GKN Aerospace for growth

Manufacturing

TALLASSEE, Alabama -- A new economic development-focused alliance in Elmore County is funding the construction of a $700,000 warehouse facility that will permit the county’s largest manufacturer, GKN Aerospace, to open up critical manufacturing floor space for new projects. The 20,000-square-foot storage depot in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mohawk acquires fiber facility in Bridgeport, preserving jobs

Manufacturing

BRIDGEPORT, Alabama – Jackson County officials announced that Mohawk Industries has acquired the former Beaulieu fiber facility in Bridgeport in a transaction that includes a commitment to preserve current jobs and grow employment in the community. “To support the growing demand for its carpet...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Frontier Spinning Mills investing $6 million at Alabama facility

Manufacturing

Frontier Spinning Mills, the second largest yarn spinner in the Western Hemisphere, plans to invest $6 million to add new, state-of-the-art fiber preparation and open-end spinning equipment at its plant in Elmore County. The expansion project will add 18 jobs to the Alabama plant’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

STERIS Healthcare expanding Birmingham operation, creating 22 jobs

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – STERIS/IMS plans a second expansion of its Birmingham operations as part of a $1.6 million project that will create 22 jobs. The follow-on expansion will help accelerate growth and boost the company’s workforce in the city to 450 people, according to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hanwha adding 100 jobs in $20 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Auto supplier Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC plans to invest $20 million to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Opelika, adding 100 new jobs over the next three years, according to Mayor Gary Fuller. Hanwha launched operations in Opelika in 2005 with an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Retooled’ Marshall County manufacturing base charts new era

Manufacturing

GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – Marshall County has a long history of successful manufacturing operations, and that legacy is helping to shape its future. Several of the northeastern Alabama county’s newer industrial residents have transformed buildings that were operated for decades by companies from another era.

Written by Dawn Azok

Aerojet Rocketdyne to build AR1 rocket engine, add 800 Alabama jobs in expansion

Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced plans today to expand its presence in Huntsville with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the company’s AR1 rocket engine and the relocation of engineering, program management and other jobs. Altogether, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s overall growth plans for Huntsville calls for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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