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SAS Automotive Systems to support Mercedes production in Alabama

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Global auto supplier SAS Automotive Systems is launching an operation in Tuscaloosa County to support the production of Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation sport utility vehicles in Alabama, adding 170 jobs to the state’s expanding auto sector. Germany-based SAS is the world’s leading module...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier BOCAR to invest $115M in Alabama plant with 300-plus jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILE, Alabama -- BOCAR, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, announced plans today to invest $115 million in a new plant in Alabama, creating more than 300 jobs in a project that adds to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector. BOCAR leaders made the announcement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Leonardo: Preparations for Alabama T-100 aircraft factory on track

Manufacturing

VENEGONO, Italy -- Executives of aerospace company Leonardo told an Alabama delegation touring an aircraft facility in Italy that preparations for a manufacturing operation in Tuskegee are on track to provide the T-100 next-generation jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force. Leonardo invited the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment

Manufacturing

Alabama’s aerospace and aviation industry is recording a landmark year, with a major haul of project announcements that bring the promise of international prominence to communities and workers across the state. So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least...

Written by Dawn Azok

Tuskegee Mayor Haygood: T-100 manufacturing facility will lift region

Manufacturing

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Sitting in the back seat of an F-16 jet on a flight over Tuskegee, Mayor Tony Haygood looked down at Moton Field and envisioned the historic airfield’s future as the production site of the U.S. Air Force’s next jet training aircraft.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team to tour Leonardo aircraft factory to advance T-100 project

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation traveling today to Italy, where the group will meet with executives of aerospace giant Leonardo and tour a factory where the company manufactures a jet trainer aircraft that could one day be produced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation readies unique materials factories in Alabama

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation said today that initial personnel and special processing equipment are in place at a new $200 million factory complex in Alabama that will be America’s first production center for unique materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Briggs & Stratton to invest $12 million in Alabama expansion, creating 50 jobs

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to begin production of Vanguard big block V-twin engines at its Auburn location in 2018, ultimately creating approximately 50 new jobs for the area. The project involves a $12 million...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Royal Technologies kicks off $14 million, 25-job expansion in Cullman

Manufacturing

CULLMAN, Alabama – Royal Technologies Corp. today announced a $14 million expansion of its Cullman manufacturing operation, a project that will create 25 jobs. The company produces polymer products, primarily plastic and foam, for the automotive, furniture and consumer goods industries. The 176,000-square-foot expansion...

Written by Dawn Azok

Aerojet Rocketdyne launches expansion project in Alabama’s Rocket City

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Aerojet Rocketdyne officially launched work today on a new 136,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Huntsville, reinforcing the status of Alabama’s "Rocket City" as a major center for innovation in the aerospace and defense sectors. At a groundbreaking today, Aerojet Rocketdyne President...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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