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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

New leaders to steer growth at Alabama operations of Mercedes, Honda

Manufacturing

There are new faces at the top of Alabama’s auto industry, as both Mercedes-Benz and Honda plan leadership changes in the coming months. Tetsuya Endo will become the new president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, effective April 1, the company said last week. Endo,

Written by Dawn Azok

$215M U.S. Steel project provides spark for Alabama steel industry

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – United States Steel Corp.’s plans to invest $215 million to install a technologically advanced electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works is expected to provide a boost to Alabama's steelmaking industry in its historic home. U.S. Steel had initiated construction of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kemira investing $70 million to expand Alabama operation, creating 20 jobs

Manufacturing

MOBILE, ALABAMA — Finland-based Kemira announced this morning that it is investing $70.8 million to expand production at its Mobile facility. The company is a polymer producer serving the pulp and paper, oil and gas, and water treatment industries. The project will create an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin launches construction of $200M Alabama rocket engine plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Space flight company Blue Origin this morning kicked off construction on a $200 million plant in Huntsville that will produce the BE-4 rocket engine for future national security and other missions. The 200,000-square-foot facility will be built on 46 acres at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles. Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

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