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Alabama ranks No. 3 for auto exports, with shipments to 88 nations in 2017

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year. Motor vehicle exports topped $7.75 billion in 2017, according to the latest trade data reviewed by the Alabama...

Written by Dawn Azok

Production ramp-up at Airbus Alabama factory could add 600 jobs

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – The Airbus Alabama manufacturing facility is in line for 600 new jobs, thanks to a planned second assembly line for the Bombardier C Series jetliner and a possible increase in the production of A320 Family aircraft. On Tuesday at Airbus’ Mobile...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NAM’s 2018 ‘State of Manufacturing’ Tour stops in Birmingham

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The leader of the nation’s premier manufacturing trade group visited Birmingham’s Altec Inc. today to provide company leaders and key Alabama officials with a high-level briefing on the industry’s outlook. “It’s a great day to be in manufacturing, and it’s a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Topre America’s $80 million expansion to create 98 jobs in Cullman

Manufacturing

CULLMAN, Alabama – Auto supplier Topre America Corp. plans an $80 million, 98-job expansion at its Cullman operations. The expansion will involve a new production line that will supply parts for the 2018 Nissan Altima being built at the automaker’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Written by Dawn Azok

Preformed Windings to employ 85 at new Alabama facility

Manufacturing

PELL CITY, Alabama -- Officials with Preformed Windings Inc. announced today that the company will locate a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Alabama. The new Pell City location will be dedicated to manufacturing HV coils for the North American...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Italian ambassador visits Tuskegee to support Leonardo T-100 project

Manufacturing

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Italian ambassador Armando Varricchio and Leonardo DRS Chief Executive William Lynn III on Monday visited the historic home of the Tuskegee Airmen, where the aerospace company wants to manufacture the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation trainer aircraft. If Leonardo’s T-100 jet trainer...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Manufacturing

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kimber to open Alabama firearms manufacturing facility with 366 jobs

Manufacturing

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Kimber Mfg Inc., a leading U.S. firearms manufacturer, has finalized plans to open a production facility in Troy, where it will create 366 jobs and invest $38 million into the local economy over the next five years. “With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hexcel to expand Alabama plant, creating 90 jobs with $200M project

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – Alabama officials announced today that the existing Hexcel Corp. production site in Decatur has been selected by the company for its first integrated U.S. carbon fiber and PAN production facility. When completed and fully operational, the expansion will add about 90...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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