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GE Appliances to create 255 jobs with expansion in Decatur

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – GE Appliances announced plans today to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur that will add 255 full-time jobs, bringing the Alabama plant’s total employment to nearly 1,300. “Our announcement today is great news for our...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Unipres to add 70 jobs in $40 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

STEELE, Alabama – Unipres, an automotive supplier specializing in stamping technologies, plans to invest $40 million in an expansion that will create 70 jobs at its Alabama production facility, according to the St. Clair County Economic Development Council. The expansion at the company’s production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant, creating 160 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open an advanced solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs. LG will establish the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Australia’s EOS selects Alabama for flagship U.S. facility with 100 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Electro Optic Systems (EOS), a Australian defense contractor specializing in remotely controlled weapon systems, announced plans today to locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in technology-focused Huntsville, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. EOS executives joined Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama launches production of redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto plant today kicked off production of the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe, with plans to produce more than 84,000 models this year to meet growing demand for SUVs. The 3,200-worker Montgomery factory also produces the Sonata and Elantra sedans.

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai to invest $388 million to prep Alabama plant for next-generation engines

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC President and CEO Dong Ryeol Choi today to announce that Hyundai is investing $388 million to construct a plant dedicated to manufacturing engine heads and enhance existing operations to support production of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation opens Alabama factory complex to produce unique materials

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation opened a factory complex in Alabama today that will be the only U.S. location to produce unique materials used to manufacture ceramic components poised to revolutionize jet propulsion. The center in Huntsville is composed of two adjacent factories standing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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