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Auto supplier DaikyoNishikawa kicks off construction on $110 million Alabama plant

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of DaikyoNishikawa US (DNUS) and local leaders at a groundbreaking event today to officially launch construction on the auto supplier’s $110 million manufacturing plant in North Alabama. The DNUS facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Vuteq to create 200 jobs at Alabama parts plant

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that global automotive supplier Vuteq plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant in Huntsville. Japan-based Vuteq, which has operated in North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Record year for foreign investment sparks growth in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

With major new growth projects moving forward across Alabama, foreign direct investment continues to play a vital role in the state’s economy, building on a record total of foreign investment approaching $4.2 billion last year. These FDI projects represent major job-creation engines for many...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns No. 3 spot in magazine’s new business climate rankings

Alabama auto industry

Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in a new analysis that evaluated a range of key economic categories. Alabama earned the No. 3 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2A to expand its Auburn foundry, creating over 50 jobs with $15 million project

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that 2A S.p.A., a prominent Italian die-casting company, plans to invest $15 million to expand its foundry in Auburn, where it serves as a Tier 1 supplier to major producers of automobiles and heavy trucks. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Motus Integrated Technologies chooses Alabama for new plant

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior products to the world’s automakers, has selected the City of Gadsden, in Etowah County, as the location for its new manufacturing facility. Motus will invest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

German auto supplier Gerhardi opens first U.S. plant in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – German auto supplier Gerhardi Inc. today marked the official opening of its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Montgomery, a $41.6 million plant that will employ up to 235 employees. Gerhardi Managing Director Rienhard Hoffman said the company is excited to launch operations at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

4 Alabama Honda vehicles score in Top 10 of American-made index

Alabama auto industry

Four Alabama-made vehicles have been named in the top 10 of the 2019 American-Made Index, a list of new models that contribute the most to the U.S. economy, compiled by the digital automotive marketplace Cars.com. All four are built at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama claims Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing embraces Alabama hometown’s space roots

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA is taking a cue from its Alabama hometown’s leadership role in the nation’s space program by naming its two assembly lines “Apollo” and “Discovery.” “Thanks to our team members’ creativity and innovative thinking, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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