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Alabama team talks future with Mazda, Toyota officials in Japan

Manufacturing

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and Huntsville area officials engaged in meetings this week with executives of Mazda and Toyota to expand relationships as the automakers prepare to officially launch construction on a $1.6 billion Alabama assembly plant. The mission began...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes launches construction of Alabama battery plant for EVs

Manufacturing

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Mercedes-Benz officials formally marked the start of construction on a sprawling plant in Bibb County that will supply battery packs for the automaker’s Alabama-made electric vehicles. At the event, Mercedes officials also said their Tuscaloosa County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation’s Alabama milestone: 30,000 additive fuel nozzles

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama -- GE Aviation's plant in Auburn achieved a milestone this week -- the 30,000th additively-manufactured fuel nozzle tip “grew” on a 3D printer at the facility, the industry’s first site for mass production using the additive manufacturing process. Employees at GE Aviation in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Toyota Alabama plant produces first next-gen engine

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota’s Alabama plant produced its first next-generation 4-cylinder engine after a $106 million investment to prepare the Huntsville facility for advanced production. The milestone occurred this week, exactly one year after the automaker announced the investment in Alabama to build next-gen...

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ULA selects Blue Origin engines for Vulcan rocket in boost for Alabama

Manufacturing

United Launch Alliance announced today that it has selected Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine to power ULA’s next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket, a development that boosts to Alabama’s growing aerospace industry and extends the state’s leadership position in rocketry. ULA, which produces Atlas V and Delta...

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Global Trade: Alabama ranks as top state for manufacturing

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, has selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Continental Motors embarks on $75 million Alabama factory project

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – A $75 million project to transform Continental Motors’ aircraft-engine manufacturing operations at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley is taking off. On Thursday, the company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its “Blue Marlin” project, which involves the construction of an advanced manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Briggs & Stratton to open Alabama distribution hub, creating 20 jobs

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama -- Briggs & Stratton Corp. announced plans today to open a 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Alabama, adding 20 new jobs to its significant manufacturing presence in Auburn. The new Alabama distribution hub, focusing on Briggs & Stratton engines and other products, will...

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Honda Alabama opens new logistics buildings in $85 million project

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama today marked the official opening of its new logistics buildings, an $85 million project that further deepens the automaker’s roots in Talladega County, as well as its significant imprint on the state’s economy. The new facilities add nearly...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda to invest $54.8 million in Alabama expansion project

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama continues to grow its operations in Talladega County, with a multi-phase project that will improve flexibility, strengthen efficiency and prepare for future technologies. The latest phase announced by the automaker is a $54.8 million expansion that will...

Written by Dawn Azok

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