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GE Aviation orders at Paris Air Show to boost Alabama operations

Manufacturing

PARIS – GE Aviation and its partners racked up more than $31 billion in orders and commitments at this week’s Paris Air Show – and the company’s Alabama operations will benefit from the bonanza. The orders and commitments received at the aerospace industry’s largest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Steyr Arms to add manufacturing at Alabama operation in $2.9M expansion

Manufacturing

 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Steyr Arms announced today it will invest $2.9 million to add a manufacturing component to its Alabama facility, a key assembly and distribution hub for the firearms maker. The project will create up to 10 jobs, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Winkelmann Group to establish production facility in Alabama

Manufacturing

PARIS -- Germany-based Winkelmann Group, a high-tech manufacturer serving the aerospace industry and other industrial sectors, is creating an Alabama-based subsidiary that plans to invest $12 million to establish a metal forming operation in Auburn, creating approximately 50 jobs over the next five years.

Written by Jerry Underwood

CHECKLIST: Game-changing aerospace technology takes off in Alabama

Manufacturing

Innovation abounds in Alabama's aerospace and aviation sector. While big jets and space rockets get a lot of attention, there's plenty more head-turning technology happening in manufacturing plants, design centers and testing labs across the state. This work is worth showcasing as the aerospace world...

Written by Dawn Azok

Georgia-Pacific to invest $50 million in upgrades at Alabama mill

Manufacturing

BREWTON, Alabama – Georgia-Pacific is investing $50 million to upgrade the paperboard machine at the company’s mill in Escambia County, following the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project that involved two years of construction. Slated to begin in late summer, Georgia-Pacific said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

James Hardie to open $220M Alabama building products plant

Manufacturing

PRATTVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that James Hardie Building Products plans to invest up to $220 million to open an advanced fiber-cement building products manufacturing plant in Prattville, creating 205 jobs. James Hardie, whose corporate roots go back more than a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Elmore County project positions GKN Aerospace for growth

Manufacturing

TALLASSEE, Alabama -- A new economic development-focused alliance in Elmore County is funding the construction of a $700,000 warehouse facility that will permit the county’s largest manufacturer, GKN Aerospace, to open up critical manufacturing floor space for new projects. The 20,000-square-foot storage depot in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mohawk acquires fiber facility in Bridgeport, preserving jobs

Manufacturing

BRIDGEPORT, Alabama – Jackson County officials announced that Mohawk Industries has acquired the former Beaulieu fiber facility in Bridgeport in a transaction that includes a commitment to preserve current jobs and grow employment in the community. “To support the growing demand for its carpet...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Frontier Spinning Mills investing $6 million at Alabama facility

Manufacturing

Frontier Spinning Mills, the second largest yarn spinner in the Western Hemisphere, plans to invest $6 million to add new, state-of-the-art fiber preparation and open-end spinning equipment at its plant in Elmore County. The expansion project will add 18 jobs to the Alabama plant’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

STERIS Healthcare expanding Birmingham operation, creating 22 jobs

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – STERIS/IMS plans a second expansion of its Birmingham operations as part of a $1.6 million project that will create 22 jobs. The follow-on expansion will help accelerate growth and boost the company’s workforce in the city to 450 people, according to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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