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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

Hyundai Power Transformers to expand in Alabama with 86 new jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Hyundai Power Transformers USA announced today that it is investing $33 million to increase production at its manufacturing facility in Montgomery, creating 86 new jobs. HPT said the expansion project will enable it to establish a "Smart Factory" and boost production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kimberly-Clark announces $100 million investment in Mobile facility

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Kimberly-Clark Corp. announced today that it has approved a capacity expansion at its manufacturing facility in Mobile to support K-C Professional’s continued bath tissue category growth in North America. With an estimated investment of more than $100 million, this two-year project...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing expands Alabama PAC-3 missile seeker facility

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace and defense leader Boeing today marked the completion of a major expansion at its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile seeker facility in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” Boeing officials joined military leaders, Governor Kay Ivey and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama’s robust auto industry has transformed the state economy over the past two decades, as well as communities scattered from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. But perhaps nowhere has the industry’s prosperity been more acutely felt than in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

Manufacturing

JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow. A grand opening ceremony at the Yorozu facility included a ribbon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Marine manufacturer AdvanTec to open Alabama facility with 46 workers

Manufacturing

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama – Canada-based AdvanTec, a leader in marine manufacturing, announced plans today to open a new facility in Baldwin County, creating 46 jobs with an annual payroll of $2.4 million in its first three years. AdvanTec specializes in marine closure manufacturing, as well...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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