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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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

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