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AIDT, partners open Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – AIDT helped build Alabama’s auto industry workforce, and the top-rated job-training agency has worked to provide Mobile’s shipbuilders with skilled welders. Now, AIDT and several partners are opening a center that will assist construction and manufacturing firms in Alabama’s largest metro...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Engineered Plastic Components plans $7.3 million facility in Leeds

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Auto supplier Engineered Plastic Components Inc. said today that it plans to invest $7.3 million to open a manufacturing facility in Leeds with 110 jobs by the operation’s third year. The Grinnell, Iowa-based company has purchased a 75,000-square-foot office/warehouse facility in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai showcases Alabama assembly plant at Sonata debut in New York (video)

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai showcased its Alabama assembly plant as the global automaker debuted the redesigned 2015 Sonata sedan with a splashy event today at the New York International Auto Show. With Hyundai Motor America President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Zuchowski on the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal USA president: Alabama support system helped shipbuilder expand

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle said an Alabama support system has provided critical assistance for his company’s Mobile shipyard, which produces two of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced vessels. [caption id="attachment_7774" align="alignright" width="167"] Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle[/caption] In an interview...

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

Manufacturing

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

Manufacturing

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

Manufacturing

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

Manufacturing

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Manufacturing

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

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