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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

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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...

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Daimler executive: Alabama plant is ‘proud story of success for Mercedes-Benz’

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Economic development leaders, auto industry figures, corporate business executives and elected officials gathered in Tuscaloosa tonight, not to cheer on the national championship Crimson Tide team but to celebrate Alabama’s other claim to fame – Mercedes-Benz's Alabama automotive assembly plant, which last...

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AIDT, Mercedes-Benz partnership going strong after two decades in Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – When the first production jobs at Mercedes-Benz’s new Alabama plant were advertised, an avalanche of applications followed – 63,000 to be precise. In stepped AIDT, the state’s workforce training agency, and a partnership was born. AIDT has been with Mercedes on...

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Industry reporter talks Mercedes impact, future of Alabama auto sector

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- For the past six years, Dawn Kent Azok, a reporter for the Alabama Media Group, has covered the twists and turns of the Alabama auto sector. Reporting on scores of events and interviewing people both in the drivers' seat and the executive...

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Alabama Mercedes worker: ‘This job has changed me as a person.’

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Tanya Cabiness was 22 when she stepped into the Mercedes-Benz plant back on July 7, 1997, not long after the first M-Class sport utility vehicle made in Alabama rolled off the factory’s assembly line. Cabiness had been to college and previously...

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Mercedes accelerating Alabama operation with two new models, workforce expansion

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – For Mercedes-Benz in Alabama, it all began with the M-Class, a groundbreaking automobile that’s credited with creating the premium SUV segment. Then the automaker added the GL-Class sport utility and the R-Class crossover to an Alabama line-up now being produced in...

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Alabama auto family: A look at the models produced in the state

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- In a generation, Alabama’s auto industry has gone from a production tally of zero to a total of nearly 7 million. Talk about some speedy growth. The first dealer-ready vehicle made in Alabama – a white Mercedes-Benz M-Class sport utility –

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes decision lifted Alabama international business profile

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – When automaker Mercedes-Benz announced in 1993 that it had picked a 966-acre tract of land near Vance, Ala. – population 300 – to house its first assembly facility outside of Germany, the news instantly raised Alabama’s profile in the international business...

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