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Toyota marks milestone 3-millionth Alabama-made engine

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today celebrated the production of the 3-millionth Alabama-made engine since the global automaker’s Huntsville plant began production in 2003. A ceremony this morning at the facility to mark the milestone included speeches by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, U.S. Senators Jeff...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How ‘Project Traveler’ brought Remington expansion to Alabama (video)

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A handshake in a Huntsville restaurant one night last December signaled success in Alabama’s campaign to land Remington Outdoor Co.’s hotly pursued expansion project. Getting to that point, however, required intense planning, skillful teamwork and an ideal site for the company.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Remington plans Alabama production facility with more than 2,000 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Executives of Remington Outdoor Co. and top officials from Alabama said today that the pioneering firearms maker will open a state-of-the-art production facility in Huntsville that will eventually employ more than 2,000 people and boost Alabama’s global manufacturing reputation. Remington, a...

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Airbus Alabama assembly line reaches construction milestone (video)

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MOBILE, Alabama – Work on the Airbus Alabama assembly line has reached a significant construction milestone, with the entire “skeleton” of the first building at the aviation giant’s Mobile Aeroplex complex now visible. Days ago, Hoar Program Management, the Birmingham-based firm overseeing the construction...

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Alabama auto production sets record in 2013, with more gains expected

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s three auto assembly plants combined to break a production record in 2013, surpassing the previous year’s total by 4 percent and stoking optimism that output can continue to rise. The Alabama assembly plants of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz produced a...

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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson addresses 300 aviation suppliers at event in Germany

Manufacturing

HAMBURG, Germany -- Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson told aviation company executives at a conference today in Germany that the Alabama city is an ideal location for supplier operations tied to Airbus’ passenger jet production center, now under construction at Brookley Aeroplex. “I’m here today...

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Alabama leaders travel to Hamburg, Germany for Aviation Forum 2013

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Department of Commerce Assistant Director of Business Development Bob Smith and a delegation of Alabama leaders have traveled to Germany to attend Aviation Forum 2013, a conference in Hamburg that largely attracts aviation suppliers looking to work with aerospace giant...

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Carpenter superalloy powder project provides lift for state’s aerospace sector

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Top Alabama officials said today that Carpenter Technology Corp.’s decision to build a $20 million facility in Limestone County to produce superalloy powder for aircraft engines is another boost for the state’s expanding aerospace industry. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier DENSO will open first Alabama facility in Montgomery

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Global automotive supplier DENSO announced today that it will open a shipping plant  warehouse in Montgomery. The company’s first Alabama facility will employ at least 45 workers and represents a $2.2 million investment. DENSO supplies all the world’s major carmakers with advanced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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