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Report: Alabama sets new record with $8.7B in investment, 17,000 new jobs

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that companies locating new facilities in Alabama or expanding existing operations invested $8.7 billion in growth projects during 2018, establishing a new annual record for the state. These economic development projects, outlined in the comprehensive 2018...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: First steel column rises at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has marked a milestone in its $1.6 billion project to build an auto assembly plant in Alabama as the first steel column is now in place at the construction site in Limestone County. The development signals that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Supplier Toyota Boshoku to build Alabama manufacturing facility, creating 400 jobs

Alabama auto industry

ATHENS, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County today to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating a total of around...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Alabama auto industry

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

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

Alabama auto industry

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

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

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