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Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

Alabama auto industry

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

Auto supplier MöllerTech opens $46.3 million Alabama plant

Alabama auto industry

WOODSTOCK, Alabama — Auto supplier MöllerTech has completed work on a $46.3 million Alabama manufacturing facility that will create 222 jobs and serve as a flagship plant for a company with operations around the world. Top MöllerTech executives joined state and local leaders for a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Truck & Wheel Group opens $30 million Alabama wheel assembly plant

Alabama auto industry

VANCE, Alabama – Spain-based auto supplier Truck & Wheel Group today marked the opening of a new 127,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will supply wheel assemblies for automakers in the Southeast. The company’s executive management team joined Gov. Kay Ivey, Mercedes-Benz's Alabama operations chief Jason...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks No. 3 for auto exports, with shipments to 88 nations in 2017

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year. Motor vehicle exports topped $7.75 billion in 2017, according to the latest trade data reviewed by the Alabama...

Written by Dawn Azok

Topre America’s $80 million expansion to create 98 jobs in Cullman

Alabama auto industry

CULLMAN, Alabama – Auto supplier Topre America Corp. plans an $80 million, 98-job expansion at its Cullman operations. The expansion will involve a new production line that will supply parts for the 2018 Nissan Altima being built at the automaker’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Alabama auto industry

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama metro ranks No. 1 for manufacturing jobs, analysis says

Alabama auto industry

The Talladega-Sylacauga Micropolitan Statistical Area was rated the best place in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs in a detailed analysis by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that studied data on nearly 500 cities. SmartAsset singled out the high concentration of well-paying manufacturing jobs in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

BOCAR targets construction start for $115 million Alabama parts plant

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Executives from global auto supplier BOCAR Group said Tuesday that construction on a new $115 million manufacturing facility in Alabama will begin in spring 2018, with production launching at the site two years later. The 350,000-square-foot plant, located on Bibb Garrett...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SAS Automotive Systems to support Mercedes production in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Global auto supplier SAS Automotive Systems is launching an operation in Tuscaloosa County to support the production of Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation sport utility vehicles in Alabama, adding 170 jobs to the state’s expanding auto sector. Germany-based SAS is the world’s leading module...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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