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Hyundai begins production of redesigned Sonata amid new investments

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s Hyundai plant launched mass production of the redesigned Sonata sedan on Friday, another key milestone for the $1.8 billion, 3,000-worker Montgomery facility. The 2020 Sonata, which Hyundai unveiled last spring at the New York International Auto Show, features improved safety,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ shows off advantages at international space conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Huntsville team including business leaders, economic development specialists and elected officials is representing Alabama’s “Rocket City” at this week’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC), a major conference focusing on space. Huntsville is the only community to participate among 170-plus corporate, state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Raytheon’s next-generation Army radar will have Huntsville roots

Turns out, Alabama’s "Rocket City" knows a lot about radars, too. Huntsville picked up its nickname after serving as the cradle of the nation’s rocket program and hosting NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, a key player in the space program for decades. The North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team kicks off SEUS Japan 42 amid rising Japanese investment

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a delegation of state business leaders at an international conference in Savannah, Georgia, that seeks to amplify the longstanding economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 42nd annual joint meeting of the Southeast...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Techstars teams with Alabama Power, Commerce and EDPA to open EnergyTech Accelerator

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is partnering with Alabama Power to launch the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator, a startup accelerator focused on innovations in energy technology to be located in Birmingham. The venture is receiving additional support from the Economic Development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ID Plastics to open first U.S. manufacturing operation in Auburn with 50 jobs

AUBURN, Alabama – ID Plastics LP, which manufactures a variety of technical plastic products, plans to invest $9.8 million to open its first U.S. operation in Auburn, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. “Our continued efforts and partnerships with local communities have led to another...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dynetics opens advanced rocket-testing complex in North Alabama

DECATUR, Alabama – Dynetics today opened a rocket-testing facility in North Alabama that will help advance major programs such as NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the space agency’s most powerful rocket, and the United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur, a next-generation launch vehicle. Huntsville-based Dynetics...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ULA’s Alabama-based RocketShip makes first delivery with new name

Many folks may know that the United Launch Alliance produces powerful rockets at a sprawling factory in Decatur. But few people probably realize that the ULA has its own rocket delivery ship based in the Alabama city. The R/S RocketShip, as it’s now called,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Project agreement clears way for Enviva to build Sumter County wood pellet plant

LIVINGSTON, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives with Enviva and local leaders today to announce that the company expects to invest approximately $175 million to construct a wood pellet production plant in Sumter County that would provide an economic boost to West Alabama.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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