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Honda Alabama expansion project launches with $85M first phase

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda continues to build on its massive investment in Alabama and today announced a plan to spend an additional $85 million at its Talladega County auto manufacturing plant. The money will be used for the first of a multi-phase project to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Continental Motors to build new Alabama manufacturing center

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Continental Motors Group, a global maker of piston aircraft engines, announced plans today to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate office at the Mobile Aeroplex as part of a three-year strategic growth plan. Continental Motors officials announced the plans for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus lifts employees’ lives, transforms Alabama industry

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – When the first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet took to the skies on its maiden flight a year ago, the pride in the air was palpable. Company executives cheered the creation of a new center for commercial airplane production in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built engines — and counting

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai today celebrated the production of its 5 millionth Alabama-made engine, a key milestone for the company’s Montgomery auto operations. The event comes less than 12 years after the plant assembled its first Lambda six-cylinder engine in May 2005. Hyundai says...

Written by Dawn Azok

Study: Toyota engine plant supports 9,700 Alabama jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Global automaker Toyota is a key contributor to Alabama’s economy, supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs at its Huntsville engine factory and its suppliers and spinoff operations. Those findings are part of a new study by the Center for Automotive Research, which...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham area location will add to Spain-based Grupo...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Cascades Sonoco to expand Alabama facility with $16M investment

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Canada-based Cascades Sonoco plans to invest $16 million to expand its Birmingham facility, creating 20 jobs. The investment will be made in water-based coating technology to provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using the company’s new FlexShield, FluteSHIELD and SurfSHIELD coatings.

Written by Jerry Underwood

GLOBAL POWER: Alabama engine operations fill key role for automakers

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Alabama is not only one of the top producers of vehicles in the U.S., it’s also a major source of the power under their hoods. Last year, state manufacturers combined to turn out more than 1.75 million engines, and those assembly...

Written by Dawn Azok

Key factories in new GE Aviation CMC material system rising in Alabama

Manufacturing

Aerospace giant GE Aviation is on the final phase to create its most vertically integrated, new material system ever introduced in the United States – and facilities in Alabama will play a major role. By 2020, GE Aviation is projected to have more than...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HISTORY: Alabama auto production races past 10 million mark

Manufacturing

There’s no question 2016 was a banner year for Alabama's auto industry, in more ways than one. For one thing, workers at the Alabama facilities of Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai combined to build more than 1 million vehicles for the second consecutive year and...

Written by Dawn Azok

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