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Boeing expands Alabama PAC-3 missile seeker facility

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace and defense leader Boeing today marked the completion of a major expansion at its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile seeker facility in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” Boeing officials joined military leaders, Governor Kay Ivey and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama’s robust auto industry has transformed the state economy over the past two decades, as well as communities scattered from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. But perhaps nowhere has the industry’s prosperity been more acutely felt than in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

Manufacturing

JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow. A grand opening ceremony at the Yorozu facility included a ribbon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Marine manufacturer AdvanTec to open Alabama facility with 46 workers

Manufacturing

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – Canada-based AdvanTec, a leader in marine manufacturing, announced plans today to open a new facility in Baldwin County, creating 46 jobs with an annual payroll of $2.4 million in its first three years. AdvanTec specializes in marine closure manufacturing, as well...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier MöllerTech opens $46.3 million Alabama plant

Manufacturing

WOODSTOCK, Alabama — Auto supplier MöllerTech has completed work on a $46.3 million Alabama manufacturing facility that will create 222 jobs and serve as a flagship plant for a company with operations around the world. Top MöllerTech executives joined state and local leaders for a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Truck & Wheel Group opens $30 million Alabama wheel assembly plant

Manufacturing

VANCE, Alabama – Spain-based auto supplier Truck & Wheel Group today marked the opening of a new 127,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will supply wheel assemblies for automakers in the Southeast. The company’s executive management team joined Gov. Kay Ivey, Mercedes-Benz's Alabama operations chief Jason...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks No. 3 for auto exports, with shipments to 88 nations in 2017

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year. Motor vehicle exports topped $7.75 billion in 2017, according to the latest trade data reviewed by the Alabama...

Written by Dawn Azok

Production ramp-up at Airbus Alabama factory could add 600 jobs

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus Alabama manufacturing facility is in line for 600 new jobs, thanks to a planned second assembly line for the Bombardier C Series jetliner and a possible increase in the production of A320 Family aircraft. On Tuesday at Airbus’ Mobile...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NAM’s 2018 ‘State of Manufacturing’ Tour stops in Birmingham

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The leader of the nation’s premier manufacturing trade group visited Birmingham’s Altec Inc. today to provide company leaders and key Alabama officials with a high-level briefing on the industry’s outlook. “It’s a great day to be in manufacturing, and it’s a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Topre America’s $80 million expansion to create 98 jobs in Cullman

Manufacturing

CULLMAN, Alabama – Auto supplier Topre America Corp. plans an $80 million, 98-job expansion at its Cullman operations. The expansion will involve a new production line that will supply parts for the 2018 Nissan Altima being built at the automaker’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Written by Dawn Azok

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