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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

Alabama ranks high in magazine’s 2018 business climate rankings

Alabama auto industry

National publication Site Selection again rated Alabama among the top states in its annual State Business Climate survey, reflecting its consistent attractiveness for high-value economic development projects. Overall, Site Selection ranked Alabama No. 8 in its Business Climate analysis, tied with Indiana. In a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Eissmann expands Pell City facility with $14.5 million investment

Alabama auto industry

PELL CITY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined St. Clair County and Pell City officials today to help Eissmann Group Automotive LLC celebrate the completion of a $14.5 million expansion project at the auto supplier’s Pell City campus. Eissmann announced plans in June...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks stronger bonds at SEUS Japan 41 in Tokyo

Alabama auto industry

Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference in Tokyo this week that aims to broaden economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 41st annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan and the Japan-Southeast associations, known as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team talks future with Mazda, Toyota officials in Japan

Alabama auto industry

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and Huntsville area officials engaged in meetings this week with executives of Mazda and Toyota to expand relationships as the automakers prepare to officially launch construction on a $1.6 billion Alabama assembly plant. The mission began...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes launches construction of Alabama battery plant for EVs

Alabama auto industry

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Mercedes-Benz officials formally marked the start of construction on a 2 million-square-foot plant in Bibb County that will supply battery packs for the automaker’s Alabama-made electric vehicles. At the event, Mercedes officials also said their Tuscaloosa...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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