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Launch Party: Honda starts Ridgeline mass production

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- The redesigned, Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline pickup is now rolling on the automaker’s Talladega County assembly lines. The 4,500-worker plant today officially marked the start of production for the 2017 model, with a lineoff celebration that featured more than 1,500 cheering employees.

Written by Dawn Azok

UTC Aerospace Systems to add 260 jobs with Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

FOLEY, Alabama – UTC Aerospace Systems announced plans today to expand its Baldwin County aerostructures plant with a new $30 million facility that will supply jet engine systems to the Airbus A320 Family assembly line in Mobile, creating 260 jobs. [caption id="attachment_14333" align="alignright" width="300"]

Written by Jerry Underwood

Germany’s Berghoff Group to open Alabama production facility

Manufacturing

HANNOVER, Germany – The Berghoff Group announced plans today to set up its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn, where it will invest $30 million and create 100 precision-machining jobs over the next five years. [caption id="attachment_14310" align="alignright" width="300"] Germany's Berghoff Group, a specialist...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus A321 ‘BluesMobile’ goes to JetBlue

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus marked a major milestone at its new Alabama manufacturing facility today as the aviation giant delivered its first U.S.-made A321 passenger jet to customer JetBlue. The plane, which flew for first time on March 21, was nicknamed “BluesMobile.” Workers from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Mando launching $19 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Mando America Corp. plans to invest $19 million in its Alabama manufacturing operation and hire 32 new workers to support the expansion, officials said Tuesday night. South Korea-based Mando, one of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, has based its North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firm unveils new high-performance pickups

Manufacturing

A Trussville-based specialty vehicle manufacturer has debuted the latest versions of an off-road, high-performance pickup that's a key part of its product lineup. SCA Performance is rolling out to dealers the redesigned 2016 Black Widow, which is built on both the Chevrolet Silverado and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda debuts redesigned Alabama-made Acura MDX

Manufacturing

Honda debuted a redesigned 2017 Acura MDX luxury sport utility at the New York International Auto Show, making it the latest in a string of new or updated models joining production lines in Alabama. The all-new MDX, which will be built at Honda’s manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Images: Airbus A321 completes test flight in Mobile

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- The maiden flight of the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 lasted for less than four hours, but the dramatic images capturing the test mission will linger as a reminder of a pivotal moment in the future of the state's aerospace sector. Monday's...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus A321 makes initial test flight

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus test pilots this morning completed the maiden flight of the company’s first Alabama-made A321 passenger jet, carrying out on a three-hour mission designed to evaluate the plane’s performance and systems. The flight began shortly after 9:30 this morning from the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Alabama-made Airbus aircraft shows off JetBlue colors

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- The first Alabama-made Airbus A321 is sporting JetBlue colors. Airbus said today that painting of its maiden U.S.-built passenger jet has been completed in its paintshop at the company’s new, $600 million facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The aircraft emerged wearing JetBlue...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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