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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

Ernst & Young: Alabama ranks in Top 5 for investment

Manufacturing

Global consulting firm Ernst & Young says companies from around the world poured more than $5 billion into capital projects in Alabama last year, earning the state a place near the top of its investment rankings. Ernst & Young’s closely watched “US Investment Monitor”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Brown Precision expands Alabama presence with $7M project

Manufacturing

ATMORE, Alabama – Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc. plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Southwest Alabama’s rapidly expanding aerospace corridor, officials said this morning. Brown Precision’s new facility in Atmore’s Rivercane Industrial Park will create more than 100 jobs, said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota Alabama engine plant marks 15 years of growth

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Toyota Alabama engine plant is marking its 15th anniversary this week, celebrating an era that has brought great growth in size, skill and significance for the Huntsville facility and its workforce. The $864 million plant has expanded four times since...

Written by Dawn Azok

Polaris Alabama facility begins producing Rangers, Slingshots

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Polaris Industries has launched vehicle production at a state-of-the-art new factory in north Alabama that’s projected to provide a major economic boost to the region. Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Wine announced the production launch in a company statement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

German auto supplier Gerhardi picks Alabama for first U.S. plant

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – At a groundbreaking ceremony today, German auto supplier Gerhardi Kuntstofftechnik announced plans to invest $37.9 million and create 235 jobs in Montgomery to create its first North American manufacturing facility. “This is a great opportunity for Gerhardi, and we are very...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama facility primes for production ramp-up

Manufacturing

Now that the first Alabama-made airplanes are rolling off the assembly line at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Mobile and taking to the skies, the big question is: What’s next? Plenty. In fact, the global plane maker has only just begun to make its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New Alabama-built Santa Fe Sport SUVs roll off Hyundai line

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto plant successfully launched mass production of the Santa Fe Sport on Wednesday. Workers built about 50 of the SUVs on the first day, and they will ramp up to possibly 200 per day next week, said Robert Burns,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kronospan creating 160 jobs in Alabama with $362M expansion

Manufacturing

OXFORD, Alabama – Austria-based Kronospan, a leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products, said today that it plans to invest $362 million to expand its operations in Calhoun County, adding 160 jobs to its Alabama workforce. Kronospan said the expansion consists of four separate projects:

Written by Jerry Underwood

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