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Autocar opens $120 million heavy-duty truck factory in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Indiana-based Autocar today marked the official opening of a $120 million heavy-duty work truck assembly plant in Birmingham that adds a new dimension to Alabama’s growing vehicle manufacturing industry. Governor Kay Ivey joined top Autocar executives and local leaders at a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Port of Mobile taps partners to develop $60M auto export facility

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Port of Mobile is poised to become a major hub of auto export activity, with a new facility that will allow vehicles to be driven directly onto cargo ships bound for markets around the world. On Tuesday, representatives of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai Power Transformers to expand in Alabama with 86 new jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Hyundai Power Transformers USA announced today that it is investing $33 million to increase production at its manufacturing facility in Montgomery, creating 86 new jobs. HPT said the expansion project will enable it to establish a "Smart Factory" and boost production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission team seeks business connections in South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a team of state business leaders on a trade mission in South America this week, aiming to forge new relationships and find new markets for their goods and services. The mission to Argentina...

Written by Dawn Azok

Kimberly-Clark announces $100 million investment in Mobile facility

MOBILE, Alabama – Kimberly-Clark Corp. announced today that it has approved a capacity expansion at its manufacturing facility in Mobile to support K-C Professional’s continued bath tissue category growth in North America. With an estimated investment of more than $100 million, this two-year project...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Google kicks off construction on $600M Alabama data center

BRIDGEPORT, Alabama — Internet giant Google today officially launched construction of a $600 million data center in Alabama with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Jackson County. The project will create as many as 100 full-time jobs and create massive economic ripples. Google...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing expands Alabama PAC-3 missile seeker facility

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace and defense leader Boeing today marked the completion of a major expansion at its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile seeker facility in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” Boeing officials joined military leaders, Governor Kay Ivey and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama’s robust auto industry has transformed the state economy over the past two decades, as well as communities scattered from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. But perhaps nowhere has the industry’s prosperity been more acutely felt than in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow. A grand opening ceremony at the Yorozu facility included a ribbon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Evonik expands Birmingham health care business with 50 new jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Evonik Corp. officials today announced that significant new investments in the company’s Birmingham labs will add extensive manufacturing and R&D capabilities while also creating more than 50 high-paying jobs. Following $50 million in investments over the past four years, the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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