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Mercedes-Benz launches C-Class mass production in Alabama

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz officially launched mass production of the C-Class sedan today at its Alabama production facility, marking the first time the automaker’s U.S. plant has produced a sedan. Meanwhile, media reports from Frankfurt, Germany said the automaker plans to significantly increase output...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Golden Dragon’s first U.S. factory

Manufacturing

PINE HILL, Alabama – Top Alabama officials today welcomed leaders of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group at a ribbon cutting for the Chinese company’s first U.S. factory, a $100 million plant in Wilcox County that just started production but could soon be growing.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Asahi Kasei Plastics plans Alabama production facility with up to 100 jobs

Manufacturing

ATHENS, Alabama – Asahi Kasei Plastics North America plans to invest more than $30 million to open its second U.S. production facility at a site in Limestone County, where the company plans to employ up to 100 people at full capacity, Governor Robert Bentley...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT, partners open Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – AIDT helped build Alabama’s auto industry workforce, and the top-rated job-training agency has worked to provide Mobile’s shipbuilders with skilled welders. Now, AIDT and several partners are opening a center that will assist construction and manufacturing firms in Alabama’s largest metro...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Engineered Plastic Components plans $7.3 million facility in Leeds

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Auto supplier Engineered Plastic Components Inc. said today that it plans to invest $7.3 million to open a manufacturing facility in Leeds with 110 jobs by the operation’s third year. The Grinnell, Iowa-based company has purchased a 75,000-square-foot office/warehouse facility in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai showcases Alabama assembly plant at Sonata debut in New York (video)

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai showcased its Alabama assembly plant as the global automaker debuted the redesigned 2015 Sonata sedan with a splashy event today at the New York International Auto Show. With Hyundai Motor America President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Zuchowski on the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal USA president: Alabama support system helped shipbuilder expand

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle said an Alabama support system has provided critical assistance for his company’s Mobile shipyard, which produces two of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced vessels. [caption id="attachment_7774" align="alignright" width="167"] Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle[/caption] In an interview...

Written by dan@bigcom.com

Alabama targets aerospace industry ascent with Airbus suppliers, new technologies (video)

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – With aerospace executives in Alabama for an industry conference, the state’s top economic developers are moving forward with plans to target the Airbus supply chain and pursue projects that involve advanced materials and additive manufacturing, also called 3-D printing. Alabama Secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SpeedNews aerospace conference draws industry figures to Airbus Alabama home

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – As an organizer of high-profile aerospace industry conferences, Joanna Speed sits at the controls of discussions about innovation, technological advancement and production breakthroughs. Today, Speed brings the conversation to the Alabama hometown of Airbus’ first U.S. passenger jet production center. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus topping out ceremony at Mobile Aeroplex marks project milestone

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – In a twist on a construction project tradition, a 21-foot steel tree was hoisted to the ceiling of the Airbus Final Assembly Line hangar this morning as work crews marked another milestone with a topping out ceremony at Mobile Aeroplex at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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