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$215M U.S. Steel project provides spark for Alabama steel industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – United States Steel Corp.’s plans to invest $215 million to install a technologically advanced electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works is expected to provide a boost to Alabama's steelmaking industry in its historic home. U.S. Steel had initiated construction of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kemira investing $70 million to expand Alabama operation, creating 20 jobs

MOBILE, ALABAMA — Finland-based Kemira announced this morning that it is investing $70.8 million to expand production at its Mobile facility. The company is a polymer producer serving the pulp and paper, oil and gas, and water treatment industries. The project will create an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Decatur’s Jeremy Nails wins top Alabama economic development award

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Jeremy Nails of Morgan County was named the recipient of the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award, the top honor for economic development professionals in Alabama. Nails, president and CEO of the Morgan County Economic Development Association, was selected by the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Blue Origin launches construction of $200M Alabama rocket engine plant

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Space flight company Blue Origin this morning kicked off construction on a $200 million plant in Huntsville that will produce the BE-4 rocket engine for future national security and other missions. The 200,000-square-foot facility will be built on 46 acres at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles. Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus kicks off construction on A220 assembly line in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of Airbus, top local officials and others at the Mobile Aeroplex today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of the company’s new A220 aircraft manufacturing facility. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AerBetic’s diabetes management device makes splash at CES 2019

LAS VEGAS – An Alabama company’s invention made a big impression at the world’s largest consumer technology event. Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc. last week participated in CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where it demonstrated an innovative device that helps diabetics better manage their blood sugar.

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus teams with AIDT to hire 600 new workers to fuel Alabama growth

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus said today it is working with AIDT to seek candidates to fill the first manufacturing positions at a new assembly line for A220 aircraft at the company's production facility in Mobile. In addition, Airbus said it is hiring for production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s AerBetic demonstrates diabetes device at top consumer tech event

An Alabama company is developing an innovative device to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar, and it is being shown this week at the world’s largest consumer technology event. Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc.’s non-invasive, wearable diabetes alert system will be demonstrated at this year’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai Alabama plant records sharp spike in SUV production

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama plant ramped up production of its Santa Fe SUV line during 2018, as the company set new records for overall SUV sales throughout the year. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said today that its workers built more than 88,000 SUVs...

Written by Dawn Azok

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