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Panasonic Avionics to join growing Mobile aerospace cluster

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – The Mobile Airport Authority announced today that Panasonic Avionics Corp. will open an office at Mobile Aeroplex, adding another prominent industry player to the aerospace cluster growing around the Airbus final assembly plant. Panasonic Avionics is a leading supplier of inflight...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Buckle Up: Alabama auto industry accelerates growth (Video)

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto industry is on a hot streak, with record production numbers, rising investment, expanded hiring, and redesigned models rolling off the assembly lines. Last year alone, the auto industry added around 6,500 jobs and $3 billion in new investment in the state, according...

Written by Jerry Underwood

American Airlines gets its first Alabama-made Airbus A321

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — American Airlines today claimed its first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet after a ceremony at the manufacturer’s production facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The A321 sporting American’s logo and colors is the second aircraft to leave the assembly line at Airbus’ new...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal launches USS Manchester (LCS 14) at Alabama shipyard

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Austal USA launched the future USS Manchester – an advanced, high-speed aluminum warship – at its Alabama shipyard today, documenting the milestone with a series of images on social media. The tri-hull Manchester (LCS 14) is the fifth littoral combat ship...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Launch Party: Honda starts Ridgeline mass production

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- The redesigned, Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline pickup is now rolling on the automaker’s Talladega County assembly lines. The 4,500-worker plant today officially marked the start of production for the 2017 model, with a lineoff celebration that featured more than 1,500 cheering employees.

Written by Dawn Azok

UTC Aerospace Systems to add 260 jobs with Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

FOLEY, Alabama – UTC Aerospace Systems announced plans today to expand its Baldwin County aerostructures plant with a new $30 million facility that will supply jet engine systems to the Airbus A320 Family assembly line in Mobile, creating 260 jobs. [caption id="attachment_14333" align="alignright" width="300"]

Written by Jerry Underwood

Germany’s Berghoff Group to open Alabama production facility

Manufacturing

HANNOVER, Germany – The Berghoff Group announced plans today to set up its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn, where it will invest $30 million and create 100 precision-machining jobs over the next five years. [caption id="attachment_14310" align="alignright" width="300"] Germany's Berghoff Group, a specialist...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus A321 ‘BluesMobile’ goes to JetBlue

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus marked a major milestone at its new Alabama manufacturing facility today as the aviation giant delivered its first U.S.-made A321 passenger jet to customer JetBlue. The plane, which flew for first time on March 21, was nicknamed “BluesMobile.” Workers from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Mando launching $19 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Mando America Corp. plans to invest $19 million in its Alabama manufacturing operation and hire 32 new workers to support the expansion, officials said Tuesday night. South Korea-based Mando, one of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, has based its North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firm unveils new high-performance pickups

Manufacturing

A Trussville-based specialty vehicle manufacturer has debuted the latest versions of an off-road, high-performance pickup that's a key part of its product lineup. SCA Performance is rolling out to dealers the redesigned 2016 Black Widow, which is built on both the Chevrolet Silverado and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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