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Alabama auto sector primed for growth with $1 billion in new investment

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto industry continues to thrive, racking up new jobs and investments in communities across the state. Last year, there were at least 68 auto projects, for an estimated total of 3,848 jobs and $907.1 million in new capital investment, according to an analysis...

Written by Dawn Azok

Bolta marks opening of $49 million Alabama auto parts plant

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Global auto parts supplier Bolta Group today announced the opening of its new $48.7 million production facility at the Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park, which will employ 350 people by the end of 2018. State and local officials joined members of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s Arista Aviation wins $111 million State Department contract

Manufacturing

ENTERPRISE, Alabama -- Arista Aviation Services LLC said today that the U.S. State Department’s Office of Aviation has awarded it a five-year contract with a maximum value of $111 million to perform maintenance on the agency’s UH-1 helicopters. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contact...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Tuscaloosa County auto supplier on track to open high-tech facility

Manufacturing

VANCE, Alabama -- A Spanish auto supplier is moving forward with a $30 million wheel assembly factory in Tuscaloosa County, a project that will create more than 70 jobs. Truck & Wheel Group plans a 127,000-square-foot, highly automated facility in Vance that will assemble,

Written by Dawn Azok

Altec bucket truck showcased at ‘Made in America’ day at White House

Manufacturing

A “Made in America” day highlighting U.S.-made products at the White House today featured a bucket truck assembled by Birmingham-based Altec Industries, which exports its products to more than 100 countries. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation today declaring this as “Made in America”

Written by Jerry Underwood

International Beams to invest $20M in Alabama manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

DOTHAN, Alabama – International Beams, a producer of engineered wood products, announced today that it will invest nearly $20 million to open a manufacturing facility near Dothan to produce innovative timber panels and beams using Southern Pine lumber. IB said its project will create...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin to invest $200M in Alabama rocket engine production facility

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Blue Origin, the spaceflight company started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that it will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Alabama’s Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation orders at Paris Air Show to boost Alabama operations

Manufacturing

PARIS – GE Aviation and its partners racked up more than $31 billion in orders and commitments at this week’s Paris Air Show – and the company’s Alabama operations will benefit from the bonanza. The orders and commitments received at the aerospace industry’s largest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Steyr Arms to add manufacturing at Alabama operation in $2.9M expansion

Manufacturing

 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Steyr Arms announced today it will invest $2.9 million to add a manufacturing component to its Alabama facility, a key assembly and distribution hub for the firearms maker. The project will create up to 10 jobs, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Winkelmann Group to establish production facility in Alabama

Manufacturing

PARIS -- Germany-based Winkelmann Group, a high-tech manufacturer serving the aerospace industry and other industrial sectors, is creating an Alabama-based subsidiary that plans to invest $12 million to establish a metal forming operation in Auburn, creating approximately 50 jobs over the next five years.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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