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Mohawk acquires fiber facility in Bridgeport, preserving jobs

Manufacturing

BRIDGEPORT, Alabama – Jackson County officials announced that Mohawk Industries has acquired the former Beaulieu fiber facility in Bridgeport in a transaction that includes a commitment to preserve current jobs and grow employment in the community. “To support the growing demand for its carpet...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Frontier Spinning Mills investing $6 million at Alabama facility

Manufacturing

Frontier Spinning Mills, the second largest yarn spinner in the Western Hemisphere, plans to invest $6 million to add new, state-of-the-art fiber preparation and open-end spinning equipment at its plant in Elmore County. The expansion project will add 18 jobs to the Alabama plant’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

STERIS Healthcare expanding Birmingham operation, creating 22 jobs

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – STERIS/IMS plans a second expansion of its Birmingham operations as part of a $1.6 million project that will create 22 jobs. The follow-on expansion will help accelerate growth and boost the company’s workforce in the city to 450 people, according to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hanwha adding 100 jobs in $20 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Auto supplier Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC plans to invest $20 million to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Opelika, adding 100 new jobs over the next three years, according to Mayor Gary Fuller. Hanwha launched operations in Opelika in 2005 with an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Retooled’ Marshall County manufacturing base charts new era

Manufacturing

GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – Marshall County has a long history of successful manufacturing operations, and that legacy is helping to shape its future. Several of the northeastern Alabama county’s newer industrial residents have transformed buildings that were operated for decades by companies from another era.

Written by Dawn Azok

Aerojet Rocketdyne to build AR1 rocket engine, add 800 Alabama jobs in expansion

Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced plans today to expand its presence in Huntsville with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the company’s AR1 rocket engine and the relocation of engineering, program management and other jobs. Altogether, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s overall growth plans for Huntsville calls for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Leonardo plans to produce advanced Air Force trainer in Tuskegee

Manufacturing

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Leonardo, a global aerospace and defense firm, will create 750 jobs at an advanced assembly center at Tuskegee’s Moton Field if the company’s T-100 jet trainer wins a U.S. Air Force competition for a next-generation...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama expansion project launches with $85M first phase

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda continues to build on its massive investment in Alabama and today announced a plan to spend an additional $85 million at its Talladega County auto manufacturing plant. The money will be used for the first of a multi-phase project to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Continental Motors to build new Alabama manufacturing center

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Continental Motors Group, a global maker of piston aircraft engines, announced plans today to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate office at the Mobile Aeroplex as part of a three-year strategic growth plan. Continental Motors officials announced the plans for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus lifts employees’ lives, transforms Alabama industry

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – When the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet took to the skies on its maiden flight a year ago, the pride in the air was palpable. Company executives cheered the creation of a new center for commercial airplane production in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

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