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Johns Manville plans expansion at Alabama factory

Manufacturing

Johns Manville announced plans today to add a second production line for commercial roofing material at its Scottsboro plant, following on the heels of a capacity expansion project completed earlier this year. Denver, Colorado-based Johns Manville said the new production line will allow it...

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Commerce, allies target Alabama auto sector growth

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto sector is charging forward, with record-setting production and new expansion activity that’s adding more muscle to the state’s prominent position in a global industry. [caption id="attachment_10113" align="alignright" width="240"] Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield[/caption] Just this week, a new analysis showed that Honda’s Alabama...

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Honda Alabama economic impact: $6.8 billion in 2014

Manufacturing

Honda’s sprawling Alabama auto assembly plant generated $6.8 billion in economic activity in the state last year, underscoring the far-reaching impact of the automaker’s $2 billion facility in Talladega County. An analysis released today outlines how Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and its Tier-1 suppliers...

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Hyundai to launch production of redesigned 2017 Elantra in Alabama

Manufacturing

LOS ANGELES -- Hyundai showed off the redesigned 2017 Elantra sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, with the automaker giving the Alabama-made vehicle a bolder aerodynamic design, more interior space and other significant new features. The sixth-generation Elantra – one of...

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Game-changing GE Aviation technology comes to life in Alabama (video)

Manufacturing

For GE Aviation, two futuristic manufacturing technologies that will change the design and performance of jet engines are taking off in Alabama. This week, the Ohio-based company announced a $200 million plan to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon...

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GE Aviation plans Alabama materials factories in $200 million project

Manufacturing

GE Aviation will create adjacent factories in Huntsville to mass-produce silicon carbide materials for ultra-lightweight components that are poised to revolutionize how jet engines are manufactured. Ohio-based GE Aviation announced the $200 million project for the factories at a press briefing today at the...

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Auto supplier Yorozu plans $100 million Alabama plant with 300 jobs

Manufacturing

JASPER, Alabama -- Yokohama, Japan-based Yorozu Corp., a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest more than $100 million to build an advanced metal stamping facility in Alabama, creating 300 jobs in Jasper and adding momentum to the state’s growing auto manufacturing sector.

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Shape Corp. selects Alabama for $24 million manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

ATHENS, Alabama – Michigan-based Shape Corp. announced today that it will open a new injection molding and roll forming operation in the north Alabama city of Athens, expanding the company’s network of global manufacturing facilities. Shape engineers, tests and manufactures metal and plastic components...

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Mercedes to invest $1.3 billion in Alabama plant for next-gen SUVs

Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz plans to invest nearly $1.3 billion in a major expansion at its Alabama assembly plant, creating 300 jobs and preparing the factory to launch production of its next-generation sport utility vehicles, including hybrids. The new investment comes at a time of dramatic growth for Mercedes’ manufacturing hub in...

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Toyota Alabama produces milestone 4 millionth engine

Manufacturing

[caption id="attachment_12568" align="alignright" width="300"] The Toyota Alabama engine plant began production in 2003 and has grown to become one of the global automaker's largest.[/caption] HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers at the Toyota Alabama plant recorded a production milestone Monday – the 4 millionth engine assembled...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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