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Alabama team to tour Leonardo aircraft factory to advance T-100 project

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation traveling today to Italy, where the group will meet with executives of aerospace giant Leonardo and tour a factory where the company manufactures a jet trainer aircraft that could one day be produced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation readies unique materials factories in Alabama

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation said today that initial personnel and special processing equipment are in place at a new $200 million factory complex in Alabama that will be America’s first production center for unique materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Briggs & Stratton to invest $12 million in Alabama expansion, creating 50 jobs

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to begin production of Vanguard big block V-twin engines at its Auburn location in 2018, ultimately creating approximately 50 new jobs for the area. The project involves a $12 million...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Royal Technologies kicks off $14 million, 25-job expansion in Cullman

Manufacturing

CULLMAN, Alabama – Royal Technologies Corp. today announced a $14 million expansion of its Cullman manufacturing operation, a project that will create 25 jobs. The company produces polymer products, primarily plastic and foam, for the automotive, furniture and consumer goods industries. The 176,000-square-foot expansion...

Written by Dawn Azok

Aerojet Rocketdyne launches expansion project in Alabama’s Rocket City

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Aerojet Rocketdyne officially launched work today on a new 136,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Huntsville, reinforcing the status of Alabama’s "Rocket City" as a major center for innovation in the aerospace and defense sectors. At a groundbreaking today, Aerojet Rocketdyne President...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus to add Bombardier C-Series jet production line in Alabama

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus and Canadian aircraft producer Bombardier announced a partnership today that will bring assembly of Bombardier's C Series passenger jets to the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile. The companies said the alliance will result in a second assembly line at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Z Modular selects Alabama for innovative production facility

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Z Modular, a division of Chicago-based Zekelman Industries, plans to open a 106,000-square-foot advanced production facility in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park that will eventually have 100 employees, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). At the Alabama facility, Z Modular...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota to invest $106M in Alabama engine plant, add 50 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today announced plans to invest $106 million and add 50 jobs at its Alabama engine plant, the latest expansion for the Huntsville facility that is a key part of the automaker’s global operations. The investment will provide for a complete...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mercedes kicks off project to build Bibb County global logistics hub

Manufacturing

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz officially launched construction this morning on a Global Logistics Center and a North American parts hub based in Bibb County’s Scott G. Davis Industrial Park, a project that will give a massive boost to the rural area. The Bibb County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes to launch electric vehicle production in $1B Alabama project

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz announced plans today to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant. In addition, the German automaker will also expand its logistics activities in the U.S.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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