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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

Briggs & Stratton to open Alabama distribution hub, creating 20 jobs

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama -- Briggs & Stratton Corp. announced plans today to open a 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Alabama, adding 20 new jobs to its significant manufacturing presence in Auburn. The new Alabama distribution hub, focusing on Briggs & Stratton engines and other products, will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama opens new logistics buildings in $85 million project

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama today marked the official opening of its new logistics buildings, an $85 million project that further deepens the automaker’s roots in Talladega County, as well as its significant imprint on the state’s economy. The new facilities add nearly...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda to invest $54.8 million in Alabama expansion project

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama continues to grow its operations in Talladega County, with a multi-phase project that will improve flexibility, strengthen efficiency and prepare for future technologies. The latest phase announced by the automaker is a $54.8 million expansion that will...

Written by Dawn Azok

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

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