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Honda launches Passport SUV production at Alabama facility

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama today celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV, which will play a key role in the company’s efforts to meet high demand in the U.S. light truck market. Employees cheered as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama counties target Mazda Toyota supply chain in jobs push

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The groundbreaking for the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA auto assembly plant in Huntsville took place just days ago, but the $1.6 billion, 4,000-worker project is already making a big impact across North Alabama. Business recruiters in the 13-county region have...

Written by Dawn Azok

Westervelt Co. plans Clarke County lumber mill with 125 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and officials of Tuscaloosa-based Westervelt Co. today announced that the company will build a new lumber mill in Clarke County, creating 125 jobs. The 134-year-old Alabama company is expanding its wood products manufacturing business through the construction of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Consultants: How the ‘Project New World’ site search ended in Alabama

In a podcast series, site selection professionals who assisted Mazda and Toyota provide a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at why the automakers’ $1.6 billion auto assembly plant project is headed to Huntsville, Alabama. In three sessions, a team from JLL Chicago discusses the genesis of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing kicks off construction on $1.6B Alabama plant

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – With help from a robot, the first shovel of dirt was turned today at a sprawling site that will be home to Alabama’s next auto assembly plant – a $1.6 billon facility being built by Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA that will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus advances project to build new Alabama A220 assembly line

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus announced today that Birmingham-based HPM will act as program manager for the planning, design and construction of a new assembly line at its Alabama manufacturing facility that will produce A220 aircraft. In this role, HPM will be responsible for managing all aspects...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Hwashin to add 50 jobs with $26M Alabama expansion

GREENVILLE, Alabama – Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. announced plans to expand its Butler County manufacturing operation with a $26 million investment in new equipment and 50 new jobs. Hwashin, which produces body components for Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant, has been in expansion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks high in magazine’s 2018 business climate rankings

National publication Site Selection again rated Alabama among the top states in its annual State Business Climate survey, reflecting its consistent attractiveness for high-value economic development projects. Overall, Site Selection ranked Alabama No. 8 in its Business Climate analysis, tied with Indiana. In a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, which begins Thursday afternoon, aims to provide valuable insights into how companies can increase supply chain efficiency and enhance competitiveness to succeed in the global market. The Summit’s 7th installment, with the theme...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Eissmann expands Pell City facility with $14.5 million investment

PELL CITY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined St. Clair County and Pell City officials today to help Eissmann Group Automotive LLC celebrate the completion of a $14.5 million expansion project at the auto supplier’s Pell City campus. Eissmann announced plans in June...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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