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Airbus Alabama assembly line reaches construction milestone (video)

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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

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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

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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

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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