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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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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REHAU opens Alabama technical center to serve automotive industry

Alabama auto industry

CULLMAN, Alabama – European auto parts maker REHAU formally opened its first North American technical center at the company's manufacturing facility in Cullman, creating a U.S. site to handle research and development functions that had been conducted primarily in Germany. REHAU said the ultra-modern technical...

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Mercedes supplier SMP to open $150 million Alabama facility, creating 650 jobs

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz supplier Samvardhana Motherson Group plans to open a $150 million manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa County, creating 650 jobs by the fourth year of operation, officials announced today. The new venture, called SMP Automotive Systems Alabama Inc., will manufacture various exterior...

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Auto supplier Kamtek to invest $530 million in Alabama expansion, creating 350 jobs

Alabama auto industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Auto supplier Kamtek announced plans today to invest $530 million in an expansion of its Alabama operation that includes opening a new aluminum casting facility to meet automaker demands for lighter parts. Kamtek, whose parent company is Canada-based Magna International, says...

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Hyundai’s Alabama economic impact: $4.82 billion in 2014

Alabama auto industry

Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant and its supplier network generated a total impact approaching $5 billion in 2014 while also accounting for more than 12,600 direct jobs across the state, according to an analysis released today. The new study by M. Keivan Deravi, dean...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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