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Alabama auto industry provides backdrop for regional conference

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – For the Alabama auto industry, the needle has been moving toward rapid growth, with production gains, new and redesigned models, job growth, and additional investment. Consider these facts: More than new 6,600 jobs in Alabama’s auto industry have been announced since...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Bike No. 1’ goes to Barber museum as Motus Motorcycles begins production

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Motus Motorcycles founders Lee Conn and Brian Case spent nearly six years developing a dream bike that shredded speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August. Now, they’re ready to power through a production ramp-up that will prompt the company...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GKN Aerospace launches Alabama engineering design center

Manufacturing

TALLASSEE, Alabama – GKN Aerospace’s Alabama leadership joined state and local officials today to officially break ground on an addition to the company’s Tallassee facility that will house an engineering design center. U.K.-based GKN Aerospace announced the Alabama engineering design center at the Farnborough...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-Japan partnership grows with new investment, jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama is attracting new investment and job-creating projects from Japanese manufacturers as the relationship between the Asian economic powerhouse and the state continues to grow. This week, Japan-based Asahi Kasei, which operates manufacturing facilities around the globe, held a groundbreaking ceremonyfor...

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SharkBite maker to expand Alabama manufacturing base, create 130 jobs

Manufacturing

CULLMAN, Alabama – Reliance Worldwide Corp., a leading maker of products for the plumbing and heating industries, announced plans today to open a new manufacturing facility in Cullman to launch U.S. production of its innovative SharkBite plumbing connection system, creating 130 jobs over five...

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Mercedes-Benz to boost annual Alabama output to 300,000 vehicles

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz, which launched Alabama’s auto industry nearly two decades ago, plans to sharply increase production at its Tuscaloosa County plant over the next two years, boosting annual capacity to 300,000 vehicles from the 185,000 produced there in 2013. Daimler AG and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Baxter International will add 200 jobs at Alabama facility

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Healthcare giant Baxter International said today that it will invest nearly $300 million to expand its plant in Lee County to produce dialyzers, a critical component in the treatment of advanced kidney disease. The 230,000-square-foot expansion at the company’s state-of-the-art Alabama...

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Sisters among first Mercedes Mechatronics graduating class

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Sisters Stacey and Stephanie Dougherty are among the first Industrial Mechatronics graduating class at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. (MBUSI), the automaker's Alabama operation. They join their father, Scott Dougherty, a Logistics Group Leader with 17 years at the Alabama plant, as members...

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SES to create 450 jobs with expansion of Huntsville operations

Manufacturing

LONDON, England – Science and Engineering Services LLC (SES) announced today that it expects to add 450 jobs in Huntsville over the next five years as part of a nearly $70 million expansion of its Alabama manufacturing operations. SES officials made the announcement at...

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Alabama Jack Daniel cooperage opens, creating 200 jobs in Lawrence County

Manufacturing

TRINITY, Alabama -- An ultra-modern facility that produces oak barrels that help give Jack Daniel's whiskey its color and flavor officially opened today in Lawrence County. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, state economic development officials and Brown-Forman/Jack Daniel’s leaders today celebrated the grand opening of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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