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Alabama aims to expand role in aerospace supply chain

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DECATUR, Alabama – Companies that produce carbon fiber and specialty alloys for aircraft manufacturers have invested more than $1.7 billion in their Alabama facilities, making the state a growing player in the aerospace supply chain. Toray, the largest producer of polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fibers,

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation readies first 3-D printed jet engine nozzle at Alabama plant

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama -- GE Aviation is turning its facility in Auburn into the world’s first factory for 3-D printed jet engine fuel nozzles, landing the Alabama plant a starring role in a technology that promises to revolutionize aerospace manufacturing. GE Aviation, one of the world’s...

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Airbus ships first major aircraft components to Alabama factory

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus announced today that A320 Family aircraft production in the U.S. is on schedule to begin this summer as large components for the first Alabama-produced aircraft departed today from the port in Hamburg, Germany, bound for Mobile. [caption id="attachment_10376" align="alignright" width="300"]

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2016 Honda Pilot joins ranks of new Alabama-made autos

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LINCOLN, Alabama – Amid the cheers of celebrating workers, Honda launched mass production of its redesigned 2016 Pilot sport utility at the company’s Alabama plant – the latest in a flurry of new or re-engineered models emerging from the state’s automakers. “It’s an exciting...

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Hyundai marks 10 years of production in Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Exactly 10 years ago today, former President George H.W. Bush took the stage at Hyundai’s new Alabama plant for a splashy grand opening ceremony. Chairman M.K. Chung was on hand for the celebration, along with top state officials. At one point,

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Honda launches new automated engine assembly line in Alabama

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – A new $71.4 million engine assembly facility at Honda’s Alabama plant is so advanced that its 250 workers and 92 robots can turn out 1,500 V-6 engines per day, thanks to automated systems that can handle tasks such as assembling and...

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‘Job 1’ marks GLE Coupé launch at Mercedes Alabama plant

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Workers at Mercedes-Benz’s sprawling Alabama assembly plant celebrated “Job 1” today, signaling the start of mass production of the all-new GLE Coupé at the $4.5 billion facility. Mercedes has called 2015 “The Year of the SUV” for the brand, with the...

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Mercedes M-Class gets new name, look at New York Auto Show debut

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The vehicle that launched Alabama’s auto industry – the Mercedes-Benz M-Class – is getting a new name and a new look that will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. To become known as the GLE, the Alabama-made sport...

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Lockheed Martin jump starts Alabama expansion, adding 240 jobs

Manufacturing

TROY, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley today announced that Alabama has partnered with Lockheed Martin to add an additional 240 employees by 2020 at the company’s Pike County Operations facility in Troy. "Lockheed Martin has been a strong employer in Pike County for 20 years,

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Golden State Foods to invest $40 million in Opelika meat plant

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OPELIKA, Alabama -- California-based Golden State Foods plans to invest between $40 million and $45 million to open a state-of-the art meat processing facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park, creating 173 jobs. “After careful consideration, we selected Opelika as the site for our...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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