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Eissmann Automotive to expand Alabama operation with 200 new jobs

Alabama auto industry

PELL CITY, Alabama – German auto supplier Eissmann Automotive will invest $14.5 million to expand its St. Clair County facility with a 130,000-square-foot building and advanced manufacturing equipment for a new production line, officials said today. Eissmann, which has expanded its Pell City facility...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Buckle Up: Alabama auto industry accelerates growth (Video)

Alabama auto industry

Alabama’s auto industry is on a hot streak, with record production numbers, rising investment, expanded hiring, and redesigned models rolling off the assembly lines. Last year alone, the auto industry added around 6,500 jobs and $3 billion in new investment in the state, according...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama plant stars in Mercedes Brand Experience

Alabama auto industry

Alabama isn’t just the center of manufacturing for Mercedes-Benz in the U.S., it’s also become the destination for thousands of the company’s employees on a mission to learn more about the brand. The Mercedes-Benz Brand Immersion Experience kicked off in September 2014, and since...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Launch Party: Honda starts Ridgeline mass production

Alabama auto industry

LINCOLN, Alabama -- The redesigned, Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline pickup is now rolling on the automaker’s Talladega County assembly lines. The 4,500-worker plant today officially marked the start of production for the 2017 model, with a lineoff celebration that featured more than 1,500 cheering employees.

Written by Dawn Azok

World Stage: 2015 foreign investment reaches $3.4 billion

Alabama auto industry

Foreign direct investment in Alabama topped $3.4 billion in 2015, as companies based in 18 different countries extended their reach into the state. The vast majority of the 95 FDI projects were expansions, including a major addition to the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa County.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda powers Alabama’s workforce with Barber racetrack event

Alabama auto industry

Alabama students got a hands-on look at the high-tech operations of the state’s manufacturers over the weekend, while Indy racecars sped by in the background. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, along with many of its suppliers, area staffing firms, colleges and universities came together to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama 2015 scorecard: Project investment tops $7 billion

Alabama auto industry

Alabama attracted more than $7 billion in capital investment in 2015, along with nearly 20,000 new and future jobs, as the state’s economic development team secured high-caliber projects in key growth sectors such as technology, aerospace and automotive. At a press conference at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Mando launching $19 million Alabama expansion

Alabama auto industry

OPELIKA, Alabama – Mando America Corp. plans to invest $19 million in its Alabama manufacturing operation and hire 32 new workers to support the expansion, officials said Tuesday night. South Korea-based Mando, one of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, has based its North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama firm unveils new high-performance pickups

Alabama auto industry

A Trussville-based specialty vehicle manufacturer has debuted the latest versions of an off-road, high-performance pickup that's a key part of its product lineup. SCA Performance is rolling out to dealers the redesigned 2016 Black Widow, which is built on both the Chevrolet Silverado and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda debuts redesigned Alabama-made Acura MDX

Alabama auto industry

Honda debuted a redesigned 2017 Acura MDX luxury sport utility at the New York International Auto Show, making it the latest in a string of new or updated models joining production lines in Alabama. The all-new MDX, which will be built at Honda’s manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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