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BOCAR targets construction start for $115 million Alabama parts plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Executives from global auto supplier BOCAR Group said Tuesday that construction on a new $115 million manufacturing facility in Alabama will begin in spring 2018, with production launching at the site two years later. The 350,000-square-foot plant, located on Bibb Garrett...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Video: How T-100 trainer jets would be manufactured in Alabama

Manufacturing

Curious about how global aerospace company Leonardo’s Alabama workforce would manufacture the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation trainer aircraft if it's picked for the role? Leonardo announced plans in March for an advanced manufacturing center in Tuskegee for its T-100 trainer jet, one of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SAS Automotive Systems to support Mercedes production in Alabama

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Global auto supplier SAS Automotive Systems is launching an operation in Tuscaloosa County to support the production of Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation sport utility vehicles in Alabama, adding 170 jobs to the state’s expanding auto sector. Germany-based SAS is the world’s leading module...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier BOCAR to invest $115M in Alabama plant with 300-plus jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILE, Alabama -- BOCAR, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, announced plans today to invest $115 million in a new plant in Alabama, creating more than 300 jobs in a project that adds to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector. BOCAR leaders made the announcement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Leonardo: Preparations for Alabama T-100 aircraft factory on track

Manufacturing

VENEGONO, Italy -- Executives of aerospace company Leonardo told an Alabama delegation touring an aircraft facility in Italy that preparations for a manufacturing operation in Tuskegee are on track to provide the T-100 next-generation jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force. Leonardo invited the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment

Manufacturing

Alabama’s aerospace and aviation industry is recording a landmark year, with a major haul of project announcements that bring the promise of international prominence to communities and workers across the state. So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least...

Written by Dawn Azok

Tuskegee Mayor Haygood: T-100 manufacturing facility will lift region

Manufacturing

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Sitting in the back seat of an F-16 jet on a flight over Tuskegee, Mayor Tony Haygood looked down at Moton Field and envisioned the historic airfield’s future as the production site of the U.S. Air Force’s next jet training aircraft.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team to tour Leonardo aircraft factory to advance T-100 project

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation traveling today to Italy, where the group will meet with executives of aerospace giant Leonardo and tour a factory where the company manufactures a jet trainer aircraft that could one day be produced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation readies unique materials factories in Alabama

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation said today that initial personnel and special processing equipment are in place at a new $200 million factory complex in Alabama that will be America’s first production center for unique materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Briggs & Stratton to invest $12 million in Alabama expansion, creating 50 jobs

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to begin production of Vanguard big block V-twin engines at its Auburn location in 2018, ultimately creating approximately 50 new jobs for the area. The project involves a $12 million...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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