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Mueller Milestone: 4 million Albertville-made fire hydrants

Manufacturing

ALBERTVILLE, Alabama – Mueller Co. is marking a major milestone in the Alabama city it turned into the “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World” – the 4 millionth hydrant off its Albertville production line. To highlight the achievement, Mueller officials hosted a small celebration...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MollerTech plans $46M Alabama auto parts plant with 222 jobs

Manufacturing

CENTREVILLE, Alabama -- German automotive supplier MollerTech announced today that it will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bibb County, creating 222 jobs in Alabama’s growing auto sector. “Attracting investment and new jobs to Alabama’s rural counties is a key...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama hosts students for National Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Alabama high school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Honda's Talladega County auto assembly plant this week, part of an event designed to spark young people's interest in highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. More than 200 students from 20 area schools spent Thursday...

Written by Dawn Azok

Made (and tested) in Alabama: State-built cars first get test track workouts

Manufacturing

Before Alabama-made vehicles hit city streets and neighborhood roads, they get a workout on the test tracks at the state's three auto assembly plants. Banked curves, bumpy asphalt, smooth straightaways and skid pads are just some of the features that help put the models...

Written by Dawn Azok

HDT Global plans $4.2M Alabama expansion, creating 123 jobs

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – HDT Global, a maker of engineered products for military, government and commercial customers, plans to invest $4.2 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Huntsville. “Project Pop,” as it was code-named, will create 123 full-time jobs at the company's Alabama operation,

Written by Jerry Underwood

MILESTONE: Honda produces 4 millionth Alabama-made vehicle

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- If you line up all the Honda vehicles that have been built at the automaker's Talladega County plant since it opened 15 years ago, they would stretch across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles, more than four times. That's...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus Alabama ‘double milestone’ as Spirit claims its first aircraft

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – An A321 wearing the bright yellow of Spirit Airlines was delivered to Spirit employees today during a ceremony that marked a "double milestone" for the Airbus Alabama operation. The aircraft was the 10th produced at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal Alabama shipyard to build 2 additional Navy transports

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- Austal USA announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded it a $326 million contract for two additional Alabama-built Expeditionary Fast Transport ships (EPF), versatile, high-speed craft capable of conducting many missions. The new contract supplements the 2008 EPF 10-ship agreement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto industry adds jobs, investment in communities big and small

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto industry continues to power new investment and jobs across the state. Over the past year, auto suppliers have announced new facilities and expansions worth at least $924 million and more than 2,500 new jobs in activities ranging from precision machining to engineering.

Written by Dawn Azok

Plastipak expanding Birmingham facility with $10M investment

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Plastipak Packaging Inc. will invest $10.4 million to add two manufacturing lines to its Birmingham area facility, where it produces plastic bottles for the beverage industry, the Birmingham Business Alliance said today. [caption id="attachment_15305" align="alignright" width="200"] Plastipak CEO William Young[/caption] “Plastipak is extremely...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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