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Auto supplier DaikyoNishikawa selects Alabama for first U.S. facility

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -– Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Japan-based DaikyoNishikawa US plans to invest $110 million to open an auto parts manufacturing facility in Huntsville to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. assembly plant now under construction. The company, called DNUS for short,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: First steel column rises at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has marked a milestone in its $1.6 billion project to build an auto assembly plant in Alabama as the first steel column is now in place at the construction site in Limestone County. The development signals that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials applaud Bell’s plans to build Navy helicopter in Ozark

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today welcomed plans by Bell to assemble the U.S. Navy’s next-generation training aircraft in Dale County should Bell win a competition for the helicopter. “Bell could have not selected a more ideal location to conduct final assembly of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Supplier Toyota Boshoku to build Alabama manufacturing facility, creating 400 jobs

Manufacturing

ATHENS, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County today to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating a total of around...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GD Copper USA to add 40 jobs at Wilcox County manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

PINE HILL, Alabama -- GD Copper USA announced plans today to invest $3.5 million in its Alabama precision copper products manufacturing facility and create between 30 and 40 new jobs in Wilcox County. GD Copper USA, which operates a $100 million plant in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

4 Alabama firms tapped for work on new Airbus A220 assembly line

Manufacturing

Birmingham-based HPM, which is overseeing the construction of a second assembly line at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, announced that four other Alabama firms will play major roles in the project. The new assembly line will allow Airbus to accelerate production of a second...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation to boost 3-D printing in Auburn with milestone expansion

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that GE Aviation plans to invest $50 million to expand the additive manufacturing operation at its Auburn facility, the aerospace industry’s first site to mass produce a jet engine component using 3-D printing technologies. As part...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota to add 450 workers with $288M Alabama engine plant expansion

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota announced plans today to install two new engine lines at its Alabama manufacturing facility through a $288 million expansion project that will create 450 jobs in Huntsville. Toyota said the investment will boost annual engine capacity at the Huntsville facility from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Yongsan locating first U.S. facility in Alabama, creating 150 jobs

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Yongsan Automotive USA will invest more than $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in the city’s Fox Run Business Park that will employ 150 workers after three years. Fuller’s announcement came during an Opelika...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Next-gen Mercedes GLE SUV rolls from Alabama toward showroom debut

Manufacturing

The latest version of the vehicle that launched Alabama’s auto industry is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms this spring. The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is yet another key milestone for the automaker’s Tuscaloosa County factory, which has been in near continuous expansion...

Written by Dawn Azok

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