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Canada’s Carlson expanding to Alabama, creating 75 jobs

Manufacturing

ANNISTON, Alabama – The Calhoun County Economic Development Council announced Monday that Carlson Engineered Composites USA Inc., a Canadian firm that manufactures fiberglass components, plans to expand its operations to Anniston. The project represents a capital investment of $3 million and will create 75...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-made Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé to battle ‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Mercedes-Benz’s newest Alabama-made vehicle, the GLE Coupé, will race through the jungles of "Jurassic World,” the highly anticipated next installment of the blockbuster dinosaur movie series that previously featured the automaker’s first Alabama-made automobile. The GLE Coupé, which will enter mass production at the...

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Honda debuts redesigned Alabama-made Pilot at Chicago Auto Show

Manufacturing

CHICAGO – Honda showed off its redesigned Alabama-made Pilot family SUV this morning at the Chicago Auto Show. Entering its third generation, the Pilot has received a complete makeover. Honda said the 2016 model has been totally re-engineered and redesigned to offer new technology,

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Polaris plans Alabama manufacturing facility with up to 2,000 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it plans to build a manufacturing facility in Alabama that focuses on the production of off-road vehicles, creating between 1,700 and 2,000 jobs. Polaris said Huntsville was an ideal pick for its 600,000-square-foot facility because...

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FreightCar America adding 150-200 jobs in $10 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

CHEROKEE, Alabama — Chicago-based FreightCar America Inc. announced plans today to expand railcar production in Alabama as part of a $10 million project that will create 150 to 200 jobs in Colbert County. FreightCar America said it plans to launch an additional production line at the operation...

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Chairman: Airbus Alabama production center expands U.S. presence

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — With customer deliveries of Alabama-made Airbus A320 Family aircraft set to begin in 2016, the European manufacturer is counting on its new production facility at Mobile Aeroplex to expand its presence in the world’s largest aviation market, according to Airbus Group Chairman...

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Business Alabama publishes 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide

Manufacturing

Business Alabama has published its 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide, a comprehensive examination of the state's economic climate, its key industry sectors and resources, as well as the advantages it offers for investment. The 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide features in-depth articles focusing on...

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Oxford Pharmaceuticals to invest $29 million in Alabama facility

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — British startup Oxford Pharmaceuticals LLC announced plans today to invest $29.4 million to build a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Birmingham that will employ as many as 200 people when fully operational, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance. Oxford Pharmaceuticals’ facility in the Jefferson Metropolitan...

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United Launch Alliance Alabama factory turns rocket science into rockets (update)

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – Inside the United Launch Alliance Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble the giant Atlas and Delta launch vehicles that thrust critical satellites aloft and blast probes into deep space. The sprawling, one-of-a-kind plant tucked away on an...

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Alabama auto facilities add green projects to line-up

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – Since the first dealer-ready Odyssey rolled down the assembly line at Honda’s Alabama plant on Nov. 14, 2001, the automaker’s facility has produced more than 3.2 million vehicles and engines. In the past 13 years, the $2 billion plant that sprawls...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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