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Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kimber to open Alabama firearms manufacturing facility with 366 jobs

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Kimber Mfg Inc., a leading U.S. firearms manufacturer, has finalized plans to open a production facility in Troy, where it will create 366 jobs and invest $38 million into the local economy over the next five years. “With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Target deal for Shipt showcases Birmingham’s dynamic tech sector

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The vibrant entrepreneurial tech scene in Birmingham is once again in the national spotlight, as Target plans to buy local grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million in a blockbuster deal. The retail giant, which announced the acquisition in December, said...

Written by Dawn Azok

John Soules Foods launches Alabama expansion creating 510 jobs

VALLEY, Alabama — Texas-based John Soules Foods announced plans for a production facility in Chambers County with a three-phase project that involves a total investment of $110 million and the creation of 510 jobs. John Soules Foods said it has completed the purchase of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Air Force selects 187th Fighter Wing for F-35 jet program

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The U.S. Air Force has selected the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing for the new F-35A fighter jet program, a decision that’s expected to spur significant job creation and new investment. Governor Kay Ivey joined state and local officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Makers select the Made in Alabama 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Alabama is an internationally known hub of manufacturing for cars, planes and ships, but the state also turns out an impressive variety of items that fit perfectly underneath the Christmas tree. For the 2017 edition of the Made In Alabama holiday gift guide, we...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hexcel to expand Alabama plant, creating 90 jobs with $200M project

DECATUR, Alabama – Alabama officials announced today that the existing Hexcel Corp. production site in Decatur has been selected by the company for its first integrated U.S. carbon fiber and PAN production facility. When completed and fully operational, the expansion will add about 90...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wayne Farms launches $105 million Alabama expansion, creating 400 jobs

ENTERPRISE, Alabama – Wayne Farms LLC today marked the official start of a major expansion project at its Enterprise Fresh Processing Facility that will significantly increase production and add 400 new jobs. The company’s $105 million expansion project is expected to be complete in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Shaw to invest $184 million in Alabama fiber manufacturing facility

ANDALUSIA, Alabama -- Shaw Industries Group announced today that it will invest $184 million in its manufacturing facility in Andalusia, where fiber used to manufacture carpet is created. Dalton, Georgia-based Shaw said the project includes construction of new and expanded building assets, and installation...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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