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Polaris plans Alabama manufacturing facility with up to 2,000 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it plans to build a manufacturing facility in Alabama that focuses on the production of off-road vehicles, creating between 1,700 and 2,000 jobs. Polaris said Huntsville was an ideal pick for its 600,000-square-foot facility because...

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FreightCar America adding 150-200 jobs in $10 million Alabama expansion

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CHEROKEE, Alabama — Chicago-based FreightCar America Inc. announced plans today to expand railcar production in Alabama as part of a $10 million project that will create 150 to 200 jobs in Colbert County. FreightCar America said it plans to launch an additional production line at the operation...

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Chairman: Airbus Alabama production center expands U.S. presence

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MOBILE, Alabama — With customer deliveries of Alabama-made Airbus A320 Family aircraft set to begin in 2016, the European manufacturer is counting on its new production facility at Mobile Aeroplex to expand its presence in the world’s largest aviation market, according to Airbus Group Chairman...

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Business Alabama publishes 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide

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Business Alabama has published its 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide, a comprehensive examination of the state's economic climate, its key industry sectors and resources, as well as the advantages it offers for investment. The 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide features in-depth articles focusing on...

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Oxford Pharmaceuticals to invest $29 million in Alabama facility

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — British startup Oxford Pharmaceuticals LLC announced plans today to invest $29.4 million to build a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Birmingham that will employ as many as 200 people when fully operational, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance. Oxford Pharmaceuticals’ facility in the Jefferson Metropolitan...

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United Launch Alliance Alabama factory turns rocket science into rockets (update)

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DECATUR, Alabama – Inside the United Launch Alliance Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble the giant Atlas and Delta launch vehicles that thrust critical satellites aloft and blast probes into deep space. The sprawling, one-of-a-kind plant tucked away on an...

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Alabama auto facilities add green projects to line-up

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LINCOLN, Alabama – Since the first dealer-ready Odyssey rolled down the assembly line at Honda’s Alabama plant on Nov. 14, 2001, the automaker’s facility has produced more than 3.2 million vehicles and engines. In the past 13 years, the $2 billion plant that sprawls...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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