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LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant, creating 160 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open an advanced solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs. LG will establish the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Australia’s EOS selects Alabama for flagship U.S. facility with 100 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Electro Optic Systems (EOS), a Australian defense contractor specializing in remotely controlled weapon systems, announced plans today to locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in technology-focused Huntsville, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. EOS executives joined Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama launches production of redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto plant today kicked off production of the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe, with plans to produce more than 84,000 models this year to meet growing demand for SUVs. The 3,200-worker Montgomery factory also produces the Sonata and Elantra sedans.

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai to invest $388 million to prep Alabama plant for next-generation engines

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC President and CEO Dong Ryeol Choi today to announce that Hyundai is investing $388 million to construct a plant dedicated to manufacturing engine heads and enhance existing operations to support production of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation opens Alabama factory complex to produce unique materials

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation opened factory complex in Alabama today that will be the only U.S. location to produce unique materials used to manufacture ceramic components poised to revolutionize jet propulsion. The center in Huntsville is comprised of two adjacent factories standing on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

WestRock plant in Lanett primed for growth with expansion

Manufacturing

LANETT, Alabama — The Chambers County Development Authority announced that WestRock Co. plans an investment in its manufacturing operation in Lanett that will increase the facility’s competitiveness and position the area for job growth. Atlanta-based WestRock, a provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier SMP expands U.S. footprint at new Tuscaloosa plant

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) today marked the official opening of a 700,000-square-foot Alabama auto parts plant with optimism that hiring could surpass initial projections. Though SMP inaugurated the Tuscaloosa plant this afternoon, the facility already has a workforce of 320 people,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor Ivey leads Alabama team in talks with Japanese automakers

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey is leading a small team of Alabama economic development specialists on a business development mission to Japan for high-level meetings with leaders of global automakers Toyota, Mazda and Honda. The Alabama delegation is departing for Japan today and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Autocar opens $120 million heavy-duty truck factory in Alabama

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Indiana-based Autocar today marked the official opening of a $120 million heavy-duty work truck assembly plant in Birmingham that adds a new dimension to Alabama’s growing vehicle manufacturing industry. Governor Kay Ivey joined top Autocar executives and local leaders at a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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