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Canadian auto supplier Kobay Enstel plans Alabama factory

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OXFORD, Alabama -- Canadian automotive supplier Kobay Enstel announced plans today to create at least 75 jobs over three years at a new facility in Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Economic Development Council said Kobay Enstel, which stamps metal parts for auto seats, is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Golden State Foods launches $63 million Alabama project

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OPELIKA, Alabama – California-based Golden State Foods Corp. has launched construction of a $63 million state-of-the-art meat processing facility in Alabama, expanding its investment in the project announced a year ago. Company leaders joined state and local officials this morning at a groundbreaking ceremony...

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First Alabama-made Airbus moves from production to paint

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MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus assembly facility at Mobile Aeroplex reached another milestone this week when the first Alabama-made jetliner left the production floor at the new $600 million plant and entered the paint shop. Airbus announced the development at the Alabama facility on...

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Alabama-built Elantra stars in Hyundai Super Bowl 50 ads

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Hyundai is showcasing the features of its redesigned 2017 Alabama-built Elantra sedan in Super Bowl 50 commercials starring actor Ryan Reynolds and a pair of frightening but chatty bears. The two spots are part of a Super Bowl blitz by the automaker, which has...

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Alabama-made Ridgeline Super Bowl 50 spot leads the flock

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Honda is using a flock of sheep to sing the praises of the automaker’s all-new 2017 Alabama-made Ridgeline pickup in a 60-second commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. Honda this week offered a sneak peak of its “A New Truck to Love” spot featuring...

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Alabama 2015 auto production tops 1 million, setting record

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Alabama’s three global automakers combined to produce more than 1 million vehicles in 2015, the first time the state’s annual output has reached that big-league milestone. Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai produced a total of at least 1,033,095 vehicles last year, according to the Economic...

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Hyundai to add Santa Fe Sport to Alabama production lineup

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai said today it plans to add the Santa Fe Sport SUV to the production lineup at its Alabama plant, diversifying the product mix at a facility that turns out the automaker’s top-selling U.S. sedans. Hyundai will invest $52 million to...

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Airbus Chairman: Alabama A320 factory shows commitment to U.S.

Manufacturing

Allan McArtor, the chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, says the company’s new manufacturing facility in Alabama shows Airbus’ strong commitment to producing aircraft in the United States. McArtor outlined how the facility at Mobile Aeroplex fits into the company’s global operating strategy in...

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Alabama-made Honda Ridgeline to star in Super Bowl ad

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Honda plans to show off the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup – its next Made-in-Alabama model -- in a Super Bowl commercial following its unveiling at next month’s North American International Auto Show. The automaker said today that the Ridgeline will make its television debut...

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NASA’s Alabama hub moves closer to 3-D printed rocket engine

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama test fired a demonstrator engine made mostly with 3-D printed parts, moving them a step closer to building a high-performance rocket engine using additive manufacturing. Over the past three years, Marshall...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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