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Toyota marks milestone 3-millionth Alabama-made engine

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today celebrated the production of the 3-millionth Alabama-made engine since the global automaker’s Huntsville plant began production in 2003. A ceremony this morning at the facility to mark the milestone included speeches by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, U.S. Senators Jeff...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama exports approach record total in 2013, with autos leading way

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Powered by rising overseas shipments of vehicles and parts, Alabama exports held steady in 2013 with a total of $19.3 billion, just shy of the state’s all-time record, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Alabama companies shipped a...

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Alabama auto production sets record in 2013, with more gains expected

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s three auto assembly plants combined to break a production record in 2013, surpassing the previous year’s total by 4 percent and stoking optimism that output can continue to rise. The Alabama assembly plants of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz produced a...

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield: Mercedes-Benz launched new era for Alabama

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Twenty years ago, on Sept. 30, 1993, Mercedes-Benz announced plans to build its first U.S. factory in Vance, Ala. In just two decades, Alabama has transformed from a state with virtually no experience in auto production into the country’s fourth largest auto...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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