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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

Manufacturing

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

Manufacturing

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

Manufacturing

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...

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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