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Briggs & Stratton to open Alabama distribution hub, creating 20 jobs

AUBURN, Alabama -- Briggs & Stratton Corp. announced plans today to open a 400,000-square-foot distribution center in Alabama, adding 20 new jobs to its significant manufacturing presence in Auburn. The new Alabama distribution hub, focusing on Briggs & Stratton engines and other products, will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Walmart opens $135 million distribution center in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama – Walmart on Tuesday officially marked the opening of a $135 million distribution center in Mobile that will create 750 jobs and strengthen the retailer’s supply chain network. During a grand opening ceremony, Governor Kay Ivey highlighted how the new facility will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2 firms form artificial intelligence joint venture in Florence

FLORENCE, Alabama — Nevada-based Sierra Artificial Neural Networks announced plans today to locate its headquarters in Florence and form a joint development partnership with IPWatch Systems Corp. to advance artificial intelligence products. Sierra Artificial Neural Networks said the Florence area represents an ideal location...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama opens new logistics buildings in $85 million project

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama today marked the official opening of its new logistics buildings, an $85 million project that further deepens the automaker’s roots in Talladega County, as well as its significant imprint on the state’s economy. The new facilities add nearly...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda to invest $54.8 million in Alabama expansion project

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama continues to grow its operations in Talladega County, with a multi-phase project that will improve flexibility, strengthen efficiency and prepare for future technologies. The latest phase announced by the automaker is a $54.8 million expansion that will...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama grabs No. 1 business climate ranking from publication

Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate tops among the states in a new analysis that examined performance in several key economic categories. The publication cited Alabama’s successful recruitment of the Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile manufacturing plant to illustrate the state’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing investing in future growth at its Alabama operations

While aerospace giant Boeing grabs headlines with major deals at the Farnborough International Airshow, its Alabama operations are having a far-reaching impact on the company’s global business. Boeing workers in Alabama provide critical support and expertise in weapons systems, space exploration, advanced avionics research and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Expansions propel aerospace industry’s growth trajectory in Morgan County

DECATUR, Alabama -- Morgan County led the way in Alabama for aerospace industry investment in 2017, landing new facilities and expansion projects worth more than $336 million and spurring job growth. A longtime hub of industry for the state, the county’s assets include its...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE Aviation’s 3-D printing hub in Alabama expands next-gen technology

AUBURN, Alabama – Just like the unique aircraft engine parts produced within its walls, the GE Aviation factory in Auburn is steadily growing as the one-of-a-kind plant marked its fifth anniversary. Employment at the Alabama facility is expanding as production rapidly increases. The workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace connections on display at Farnborough Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England – The Farnborough International Airshow is the global industry’s grand event in 2018, highlighted by thunderous aerial flyovers and mindboggling billion-dollar aircraft purchase announcements. The airshow also represents an opportunity to showcase Alabama’s deep connections to the dynamic aerospace industry and to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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