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Next-gen Mercedes GLE SUV rolls from Alabama toward showroom debut

Alabama auto industry

The latest version of the vehicle that launched Alabama’s auto industry is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms this spring. The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is yet another key milestone for the automaker’s Tuscaloosa County factory, which has been in near continuous expansion...

Written by Dawn Azok

New leaders to steer growth at Alabama operations of Mercedes, Honda

Alabama auto industry

There are new faces at the top of Alabama’s auto industry, as both Mercedes-Benz and Honda plan leadership changes in the coming months. Tetsuya Endo will become the new president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, effective April 1, the company said last week. Endo,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

Alabama auto industry

Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles. Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai Alabama plant records sharp spike in SUV production

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama plant ramped up production of its Santa Fe SUV line during 2018, as the company set new records for overall SUV sales throughout the year. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said today that its workers built more than 88,000 SUVs...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama tops Pilot production record amid busy 2018

Alabama auto industry

LINCOLN, Alabama – It’s been a busy year for Honda’s Alabama auto plant, with a new model joining the assembly lines, as well as major new investments and expansions. In the last two years combined, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama has initiated $150 million worth...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda launches Passport SUV production at Alabama facility

Alabama auto industry

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama today celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV, which will play a key role in the company’s efforts to meet high demand in the U.S. light truck market. Employees cheered as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama counties target Mazda Toyota supply chain in jobs push

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The groundbreaking for the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA auto assembly plant in Huntsville took place just days ago, but the $1.6 billion, 4,000-worker project is already making a big impact across North Alabama. Business recruiters in the 13-county region have...

Written by Dawn Azok

Consultants: How the ‘Project New World’ site search ended in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

In a podcast series, site selection professionals who assisted Mazda and Toyota provide a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at why the automakers’ $1.6 billion auto assembly plant project is headed to Huntsville, Alabama. In three sessions, a team from JLL Chicago discusses the genesis of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing kicks off construction on $1.6B Alabama plant

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – With help from a robot, the first shovel of dirt was turned today at a sprawling site that will be home to Alabama’s next auto assembly plant – a $1.6 billon facility being built by Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA that will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Hwashin to add 50 jobs with $26M Alabama expansion

Alabama auto industry

GREENVILLE, Alabama – Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. announced plans to expand its Butler County manufacturing operation with a $26 million investment in new equipment and 50 new jobs. Hwashin, which produces body components for Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant, has been in expansion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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