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GD Copper USA to add 40 jobs at Wilcox County manufacturing facility

PINE HILL, Alabama -- GD Copper USA announced plans today to invest $3.5 million in its Alabama precision copper products manufacturing facility and create between 30 and 40 new jobs in Wilcox County. GD Copper USA, which operates a $100 million plant in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce creating specialist post to assist rural Alabama on projects

The Alabama Department of Commerce is adding a rural development manager to work with rural communities and counties across the state to enhance their competitiveness in the economic development process and better prepare them for projects. Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

4 Alabama firms tapped for work on new Airbus A220 assembly line

Birmingham-based HPM, which is overseeing the construction of a second assembly line at Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, announced that four other Alabama firms will play major roles in the project. The new assembly line will allow Airbus to accelerate production of a second...

Written by Jerry Underwood

8 Alabama firms claim 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Gov. Kay Ivey today announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards, which recognize companies that fuel Alabama’s robust export business and sell their innovative designs and products in markets worldwide. This year’s eight honorees include key players in...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE Aviation to boost 3-D printing in Auburn with milestone expansion

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that GE Aviation plans to invest $50 million to expand the additive manufacturing operation at its Auburn facility, the aerospace industry’s first site to mass produce a jet engine component using 3-D printing technologies. As part...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Google brings Wi-Fi-equipped school buses to Alabama city

TALLADEGA, Alabama – Google is not only building a $600 million data center in Alabama, but the internet giant is also helping some school kids in a small Talladega County town get their homework done. This morning, Google announced the launch of its Rolling...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota to add 450 workers with $288M Alabama engine plant expansion

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota announced plans today to install two new engine lines at its Alabama manufacturing facility through a $288 million expansion project that will create 450 jobs in Huntsville. Toyota said the investment will boost annual engine capacity at the Huntsville facility from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amid trade friction, Alabama exports approach record total in 2018

Despite global trade tensions, the value of Alabama exports topped $21 billion in 2018 on increased shipments of chemicals, paper products and aerospace parts to overseas markets, figures from the U.S. Commerce Department indicate. Still, U.S. trade disputes with China and other countries that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Yongsan locating first U.S. facility in Alabama, creating 150 jobs

OPELIKA, Alabama – Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Yongsan Automotive USA will invest more than $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in the city’s Fox Run Business Park that will employ 150 workers after three years. Fuller’s announcement came during an Opelika...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Sec. Canfield: ‘Rebuild Alabama’ will solidify economic development gains

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said today that infrastructure improvements financed by Governor Kay Ivey’s “Rebuild Alabama” plan would help the state’s economic development team sustain momentum as it seeks to recruit high-caliber jobs and companies. “I believe we need to focus on infrastructure...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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