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Accelerate Alabama 2.0 updates state’s strategic growth plan

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Accelerate Alabama, the strategic economic development growth plan that has driven the creation of more than 75,000 jobs since its adoption, is being updated with refined targets and tactics. Accelerate Alabama 2.0, as it’s called, aims to amplify the success of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chambers County 2016 scorecard: 119 new jobs, $171M investment

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LANETT, Alabama – Building on a solid period of rejuvenation, Alabama’s Chambers County attracted more than $171.3 million in new capital investment last year, spurring the creation of 119 new and future jobs, economic development officials said. In addition, the Chambers County Development Authority...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda’s redesigned Alabama-made Odyssey takes center stage at Detroit auto show

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DETROIT, Michigan -- Honda today introduced the world to the latest version of its Odyssey minivan, a top-selling model that is produced at the company’s Alabama factory. The redesigned 2018 Odyssey, unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, raises the stakes...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline wins 2017 ‘Truck of the Year’ award

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DETROIT, Michigan -- The Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline pickup has been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year. The award was announced this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Ridgeline bested two other finalists: the Ford F-series Super Duty and the Nissan...

Written by Dawn Azok

RECORD YEAR: Alabama auto production accelerates to all-time high in 2016

Alabama auto industry

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world. The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama auto industry drives into new era with brainpower jobs, deeper skills

Alabama auto industry

As Alabama’s auto industry has grown over the past two decades, so have the jobs and the sophisticated skill sets required to keep production humming. The majority of the positions at the state’s three auto assembly plants are in production, but the automakers have...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama hosts students for National Manufacturing Day

Alabama auto industry

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Alabama high school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Honda's Talladega County auto assembly plant this week, part of an event designed to spark young people's interest in highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. More than 200 students from 20 area schools spent Thursday...

Written by Dawn Azok

Made (and tested) in Alabama: State-built cars first get test track workouts

Alabama auto industry

Before Alabama-made vehicles hit city streets and neighborhood roads, they get a workout on the test tracks at the state's three auto assembly plants. Banked curves, bumpy asphalt, smooth straightaways and skid pads are just some of the features that help put the models...

Written by Dawn Azok

MILESTONE: Honda produces 4 millionth Alabama-made vehicle

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LINCOLN, Alabama -- If you line up all the Honda vehicles that have been built at the automaker's Talladega County plant since it opened 15 years ago, they would stretch across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles, more than four times. That's...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 39

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will join Alabama business leaders in a delegation representing the state in Japan next week at a high-level forum that aims to strengthen cultural and economic ties. More than 30 Alabama government officials, economic development professionals and others who work...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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