Aerojet Rocketdyne to build AR1 rocket engine, add 800 Alabama jobs in expansion

Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced plans today to expand its presence in Huntsville with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the company’s AR1 rocket engine and the relocation of engineering, program management and other jobs. Altogether, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s overall growth plans for Huntsville calls for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will create 600 jobs

Innovation

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – A new $70 million logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will lead to 600 new jobs from the automaker and its contractors and service providers, officials said today. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined executives from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, the official name...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama expansion project launches with $85M first phase

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda continues to build on its massive investment in Alabama and today announced a plan to spend an additional $85 million at its Talladega County auto manufacturing plant. The money will be used for the first of a multi-phase project to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Georgia-Pacific to invest $50 million in upgrades at Alabama mill

Manufacturing

BREWTON, Alabama – Georgia-Pacific is investing $50 million to upgrade the paperboard machine at the company’s mill in Escambia County, following the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project that involved two years of construction. Slated to begin in late summer, Georgia-Pacific said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GD Copper USA adding 40 jobs at Alabama manufacturing facility

Rural Development

THOMASVILLE, Alabama -- GD Copper USA, the first U.S. manufacturing facility operated by China’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, said today that it is adding as many as 40 workers at its plant in Wilcox County. GD Copper’s facility in the Pine Hill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New Millbrook Business Park set to open in Elmore County

Infrastructure

MILLBROOK, Alabama – Economic development efforts in one of Alabama’s fastest-growing cities are poised to get a boost from the opening of a new 90-acre business park just off Interstate 65 in Elmore County. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Millbrook Business Park at 2800...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Walmart to invest $135M in Alabama import distribution center

Infrastructure

MOBILE, Alabama – Retail giant Walmart Stores Inc. plans to invest at least $135 million to open a massive import distribution facility in Mobile County, creating 550 jobs and providing a major boost to the Port of Mobile. Walmart’s new 2.5 million-square-foot facility will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gallup: Alabama has nation’s most engaged workforce

Workforce

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A new Gallup poll finds that Alabama has the nation’s highest percentage of “engaged” workers who are enthusiastic about their jobs. Gallup’s survey found that 37 percent of Alabama workers are engaged, ahead of Delaware, Kentucky and Louisiana at 36 percent...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham area location will add to Spain-based Grupo...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Continental Motors to build new Alabama manufacturing center

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama – Continental Motors Group, a global maker of piston aircraft engines, announced plans today to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate office at the Mobile Aeroplex as part of a three-year strategic growth plan. Continental Motors officials announced the plans for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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