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Expansions propel aerospace industry’s growth trajectory in Morgan County

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama -- Morgan County led the way in Alabama for aerospace industry investment in 2017, landing new facilities and expansion projects worth more than $336 million and spurring job growth. A longtime hub of industry for the state, the county’s assets include its...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE Aviation’s 3-D printing hub in Alabama expands next-gen technology

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama – Just like the unique aircraft engine parts produced within its walls, the GE Aviation factory in Auburn is steadily growing as the one-of-a-kind plant marked its fifth anniversary. Employment at the Alabama facility is expanding as production rapidly increases. The workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kaishan Group to open Alabama manufacturing facility with 62 jobs

Manufacturing

LOXLEY, Alabama -- Kaishan Group, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial air compressors, announced plans today to invest $11 million to build a new U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Baldwin County. At an event Monday, the company broke ground on the new 65,000-square-foot facility,

Written by Jerry Underwood

BAE Systems to invest $45.5 million in Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

FARNBOROUGH, England – Governor Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Carpenter Technology plans Alabama Emerging Technology Center

Manufacturing

FARNBOROUGH, England  – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corp. at the Farnborough International Airshow today to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Appliances to create 255 jobs with expansion in Decatur

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – GE Appliances announced plans today to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur that will add 255 full-time jobs, bringing the Alabama plant’s total employment to nearly 1,300. “Our announcement today is great news for our...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Unipres to add 70 jobs in $40 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

STEELE, Alabama – Unipres, an automotive supplier specializing in stamping technologies, plans to invest $40 million in an expansion that will create 70 jobs at its Alabama production facility, according to the St. Clair County Economic Development Council. The expansion at the company’s production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant, creating 160 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open an advanced solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs. LG will establish the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Australia’s EOS selects Alabama for flagship U.S. facility with 100 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Electro Optic Systems (EOS), a Australian defense contractor specializing in remotely controlled weapon systems, announced plans today to locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in technology-focused Huntsville, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. EOS executives joined Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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