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Airbus Alabama production launch to boost aerospace sector

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus leaders and Alabama officials gathered at Mobile Aeroplex today to celebrate the official opening of the aviation giant’s most advanced manufacturing facility – a development that will push the state’s aerospace sector to new altitudes. “Today shows that Airbus is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

Manufacturing

Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex? A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Oxford Pharmaceuticals starts construction on Alabama generic drug plant

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Oxford Pharmaceuticals is closer to producing generic drugs in Alabama with a $29.4 million Birmingham plant that gives the state’s largest metro area a foothold in an important industry. Company officials joined elected and economic development officials Wednesday for a ceremonial...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes supplier SMP to open $150 million Alabama facility, creating 650 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz supplier Samvardhana Motherson Group plans to open a $150 million manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa County, creating 650 jobs by the fourth year of operation, officials announced today. The new venture, called SMP Automotive Systems Alabama Inc., will manufacture various exterior...

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Auto supplier Kamtek to invest $530 million in Alabama expansion, creating 350 jobs

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Auto supplier Kamtek announced plans today to invest $530 million in an expansion of its Alabama operation that includes opening a new aluminum casting facility to meet automaker demands for lighter parts. Kamtek, whose parent company is Canada-based Magna International, says...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai’s Alabama economic impact: $4.82 billion in 2014

Manufacturing

Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant and its supplier network generated a total impact approaching $5 billion in 2014 while also accounting for more than 12,600 direct jobs across the state, according to an analysis released today. The new study by M. Keivan Deravi, dean...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA Marshall robot will build biggest composite rocket parts

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A giant robot at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is helping the agency build the largest lightweight composite parts ever produced for space vehicles. The robot’s work at the Alabama facility may prove pivotal in NASA’s new Space Launch System, designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

European space company RUAG to launch Alabama manufacturing operation

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – Switzerland-based RUAG announced today that it will launch an Alabama manufacturing operation after forming a strategic partnership with United Launch Alliance, which produces rockets at a factory in Decatur. RUAG, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of products for the space industry,

Written by Jerry Underwood

REEL to open facility at Mobile Aeroplex to serve Airbus Alabama

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – REEL USA Corp. will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, where the company will service the critical jigs and tools used in Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility. Today’s announcement involving REEL is the latest in a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Schmidt Automotive USA to open production facility in Alabama

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama -- German manufacturer Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH announced that it has selected Auburn, Alabama, as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing operation. Starting in 2016, Schmidt USA will produce engine components including balance shafts and gear wheels in Auburn for Mercedes-Benz and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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