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

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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

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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

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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

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...

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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.

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

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama assembly line reaches construction milestone (video)

Manufacturing

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Manufacturing

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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