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HDT Global plans $4.2M Alabama expansion, creating 123 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – HDT Global, a maker of engineered products for military, government and commercial customers, plans to invest $4.2 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Huntsville. “Project Pop,” as it was code-named, will create 123 full-time jobs at the company's Alabama operation,

Written by Jerry Underwood

MILESTONE: Honda produces 4 millionth Alabama-made vehicle

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- If you line up all the Honda vehicles that have been built at the automaker's Talladega County plant since it opened 15 years ago, they would stretch across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles, more than four times. That's...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus Alabama ‘double milestone’ as Spirit claims its first aircraft

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MOBILE, Alabama – An A321 wearing the bright yellow of Spirit Airlines was delivered to Spirit employees today during a ceremony that marked a "double milestone" for the Airbus Alabama operation. The aircraft was the 10th produced at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal Alabama shipyard to build 2 additional Navy transports

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- Austal USA announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded it a $326 million contract for two additional Alabama-built Expeditionary Fast Transport ships (EPF), versatile, high-speed craft capable of conducting many missions. The new contract supplements the 2008 EPF 10-ship agreement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto industry adds jobs, investment in communities big and small

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto industry continues to power new investment and jobs across the state. Over the past year, auto suppliers have announced new facilities and expansions worth at least $924 million and more than 2,500 new jobs in activities ranging from precision machining to engineering.

Written by Dawn Azok

Plastipak expanding Birmingham facility with $10M investment

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Plastipak Packaging Inc. will invest $10.4 million to add two manufacturing lines to its Birmingham area facility, where it produces plastic bottles for the beverage industry, the Birmingham Business Alliance said today. [caption id="attachment_15305" align="alignright" width="200"] Plastipak CEO William Young[/caption] “Plastipak is extremely...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ernst & Young: Alabama ranks in Top 5 for investment

Manufacturing

Global consulting firm Ernst & Young says companies from around the world poured more than $5 billion into capital projects in Alabama last year, earning the state a place near the top of its investment rankings. Ernst & Young’s closely watched “US Investment Monitor”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Brown Precision expands Alabama presence with $7M project

Manufacturing

ATMORE, Alabama – Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc. plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Southwest Alabama’s rapidly expanding aerospace corridor, officials said this morning. Brown Precision’s new facility in Atmore’s Rivercane Industrial Park will create more than 100 jobs, said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota Alabama engine plant marks 15 years of growth

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Toyota Alabama engine plant is marking its 15th anniversary this week, celebrating an era that has brought great growth in size, skill and significance for the Huntsville facility and its workforce. The $864 million plant has expanded four times since...

Written by Dawn Azok

Polaris Alabama facility begins producing Rangers, Slingshots

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Polaris Industries has launched vehicle production at a state-of-the-art new factory in north Alabama that’s projected to provide a major economic boost to the region. Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Wine announced the production launch in a company statement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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