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Game-changing GE Aviation technology comes to life in Alabama (video)

Manufacturing

For GE Aviation, two futuristic manufacturing technologies that will change the design and performance of jet engines are taking off in Alabama. This week, the Ohio-based company announced a $200 million plan to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon...

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GE Aviation plans Alabama materials factories in $200 million project

Manufacturing

GE Aviation will create adjacent factories in Huntsville to mass-produce silicon carbide materials for ultra-lightweight components that are poised to revolutionize how jet engines are manufactured. Ohio-based GE Aviation announced the $200 million project for the factories at a press briefing today at the...

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Auto supplier Yorozu plans $100 million Alabama plant with 300 jobs

Manufacturing

JASPER, Alabama -- Yokohama, Japan-based Yorozu Corp., a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest more than $100 million to build an advanced metal stamping facility in Alabama, creating 300 jobs in Jasper and adding momentum to the state’s growing auto manufacturing sector.

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Shape Corp. selects Alabama for $24 million manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

ATHENS, Alabama – Michigan-based Shape Corp. announced today that it will open a new injection molding and roll forming operation in the north Alabama city of Athens, expanding the company’s network of global manufacturing facilities. Shape engineers, tests and manufactures metal and plastic components...

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Mercedes to invest $1.3 billion in Alabama plant for next-gen SUVs

Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz plans to invest nearly $1.3 billion in a major expansion at its Alabama assembly plant, creating 300 jobs and preparing the factory to launch production of its next-generation sport utility vehicles, including hybrids. The new investment comes at a time of dramatic growth for Mercedes’ manufacturing hub in...

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Toyota Alabama produces milestone 4 millionth engine

Manufacturing

[caption id="attachment_12568" align="alignright" width="300"] The Toyota Alabama engine plant began production in 2003 and has grown to become one of the global automaker's largest.[/caption] HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers at the Toyota Alabama plant recorded a production milestone Monday – the 4 millionth engine assembled...

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Airbus Alabama production launch to boost aerospace sector

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus leaders and Alabama officials gathered at Mobile Aeroplex today to celebrate the official opening of the aviation giant’s most advanced manufacturing facility – a development that will push the state’s aerospace sector to new altitudes. “Today shows that Airbus is...

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How Airbus A320 aircraft assembly will roll in Alabama (video)

Manufacturing

Curious about how Airbus’ Alabama workforce will assemble those A320 Family passenger jets in the company’s new, $600 million assembly line at Mobile Aeroplex? A fast-paced video from Airbus paints a picture of how assembly operations will flow inside the company’s first U.S. manufacturing...

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Oxford Pharmaceuticals starts construction on Alabama generic drug plant

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Oxford Pharmaceuticals is closer to producing generic drugs in Alabama with a $29.4 million Birmingham plant that gives the state’s largest metro area a foothold in an important industry. Company officials joined elected and economic development officials Wednesday for a ceremonial...

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Mercedes supplier SMP to open $150 million Alabama facility, creating 650 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz supplier Samvardhana Motherson Group plans to open a $150 million manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa County, creating 650 jobs by the fourth year of operation, officials announced today. The new venture, called SMP Automotive Systems Alabama Inc., will manufacture various exterior...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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