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Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 40

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference that seeks to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the southeastern U.S. and the country of Japan. The 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan & Japan-U.S. Southeast...

Written by Dawn Azok

SSAB to move U.S. headquarters to Alabama, creating 60 jobs

MOBILE, Alabama – SSAB Americas, a division of global steelmaker SSAB, announced plans this morning to relocate the division’s head office from suburban Chicago to Mobile, a move that will bring 60 jobs to Alabama. Since 2001, the company has operated a steel mill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus to add Bombardier C-Series jet production line in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus and Canadian aircraft producer Bombardier announced a partnership today that will bring assembly of Bombardier's C Series passenger jets to the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile. The companies said the alliance will result in a second assembly line at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Koch Foods to invest $40.5 million in Alabama feed mill

ROANOKE, Alabama -- Koch Foods Inc. plans to invest nearly $40.5 million to build a feed mill in Randolph County that will produce prepared feeds and feeding ingredients to support the growth of a processing plant in nearby Pine Mountain, Georgia. Marilyn Lott, executive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Birmingham

The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, an annual event designed to enhance the competitiveness of state companies at home and abroad, will be held Oct. 17-18 in the Birmingham area. The 6th installment of the Summit represents an opportunity for business people...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama community colleges to offer manufacturing credentials

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) will begin offering nationally recognized credentials in manufacturing skills at all its colleges this spring. The program, in partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), will make Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Job training programs fuel growth of Alabama auto industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama’s worker training efforts have helped build the state auto industry into a juggernaut, and the growth shows no signs of slowing. Worker training agency AIDT’s success can be attributed to its talented staff, as well as state leaders who provide...

Written by Dawn Azok

Z Modular selects Alabama for innovative production facility

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Z Modular, a division of Chicago-based Zekelman Industries, plans to open a 106,000-square-foot advanced production facility in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park that will eventually have 100 employees, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). At the Alabama facility, Z Modular...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Alabama publishes 2018 Economic Development Guide

Alabama’s economy is more diverse than ever, thanks to major new developments in industries ranging from agriculture to aerospace and everything in between, according to Business Alabama. The publication’s new 2018 Economic Development Guide provides an in-depth examination of the important trends and developments...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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