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Alabama 2015 auto production tops 1 million, setting record

Alabama auto industry

Alabama’s three global automakers combined to produce more than 1 million vehicles in 2015, the first time the state’s annual output has reached that big-league milestone. Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai produced a total of at least 1,033,095 vehicles last year, according to the Economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai to add Santa Fe Sport to Alabama production lineup

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai said today it plans to add the Santa Fe Sport SUV to the production lineup at its Alabama plant, diversifying the product mix at a facility that turns out the automaker’s top-selling U.S. sedans. Hyundai will invest $52 million to...

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Business Facilities names Alabama ‘State of the Year’ for 2015

Alabama auto industry

Business Facilities magazine said today it has selected Alabama as its 2015 “State of the Year” after landing a string of coveted economic development projects from Polaris Industries, Google and other companies. This is the first time Alabama has claimed the site-selection publication’s highest...

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Alabama-made Honda Ridgeline to star in Super Bowl ad

Alabama auto industry

Honda plans to show off the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup – its next Made-in-Alabama model -- in a Super Bowl commercial following its unveiling at next month’s North American International Auto Show. The automaker said today that the Ridgeline will make its television debut...

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Honda Alabama economic impact: $6.8 billion in 2014

Alabama auto industry

Honda’s sprawling Alabama auto assembly plant generated $6.8 billion in economic activity in the state last year, underscoring the far-reaching impact of the automaker’s $2 billion facility in Talladega County. An analysis released today outlines how Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and its Tier-1 suppliers...

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Hyundai to launch production of redesigned 2017 Elantra in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

LOS ANGELES -- Hyundai showed off the redesigned 2017 Elantra sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, with the automaker giving the Alabama-made vehicle a bolder aerodynamic design, more interior space and other significant new features. The sixth-generation Elantra – one of...

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Auto supplier Yorozu plans $100 million Alabama plant with 300 jobs

Alabama auto industry

JASPER, Alabama -- Yokohama, Japan-based Yorozu Corp., a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest more than $100 million to build an advanced metal stamping facility in Alabama, creating 300 jobs in Jasper and adding momentum to the state’s growing auto manufacturing sector.

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Korean logistics company LogisAll to open $4 million Alabama facility

Alabama auto industry

SHORTER, Alabama – Korean logistics company LogisAll plans to open a facility in Macon County that will serve the bustling Interstate 85 automotive manufacturing corridor, creating between 40 and 60 jobs in the plant’s first year of operation. LogisAll will initially invest $4 million...

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Mercedes to invest $1.3 billion in Alabama plant for next-gen SUVs

Alabama auto industry

Mercedes-Benz plans to invest nearly $1.3 billion in a major expansion at its Alabama assembly plant, creating 300 jobs and preparing the factory to launch production of its next-generation sport utility vehicles, including hybrids. The new investment comes at a time of dramatic growth for Mercedes’ manufacturing hub in...

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Toyota Alabama produces milestone 4 millionth engine

Alabama auto industry

[caption id="attachment_12568" align="alignright" width="300"] The Toyota Alabama engine plant began production in 2003 and has grown to become one of the global automaker's largest.[/caption] HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers at the Toyota Alabama plant recorded a production milestone Monday – the 4 millionth engine assembled...

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