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Mass production of Acura MDX starts at Honda’s Alabama assembly plant

Alabama auto manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda’s Alabama assembly plant recorded a milestone today with the beginning of mass production of the 2014 Acura MDX – the first time the automaker has made a model from its luxury line at its Southeastern manufacturing base. Alabama Gov. Robert...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will create 600 jobs

Alabama auto manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – A new $70 million logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will lead to 600 new jobs from the automaker and its contractors and service providers, officials said today. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined executives from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, the official name...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-made Mercedes-Benz M-Class to get armored version

Alabama auto manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz is producing an armored version of its Alabama-made M-Class, a heavy security model called the M-Guard that starts at around $135,000. According to a report on al.com, the base of the M-Guard will be at the company’s Vance plant and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda shows off Alabama-made 2014 Acura MDX in New York

Alabama auto manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The first Alabama-made 2014 Acura MDX sport utility should move into production at Honda’s manufacturing plant in Lincoln at the end of April, plant officials said after the model debuted at the New York International Auto Show today. The redesigned Alabama-made...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes-Benz adding Alabama logistics facility with 500 jobs, Tuscaloosa News says

Alabama auto manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The Mercedes-Benz Alabama unit plans to build a 900,000-square-foot logistics facility at the German automaker’s assembly plant in Vance, creating 500 jobs, according to a report in The Tuscaloosa News. Site preparation already has begun, and Mercedes-Benz officials told the newspaper...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai manufacturing plant in Alabama sets records as activity hums around clock

Alabama auto manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Hyundai manufacturing plant in Alabama, already one of the U.S. auto industry’s most productive, is set to power output to record levels in 2013 after adding a third shift at the $1.7 billion facility. The third production shift, initiated last September, provided...

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Mercedes-Benz recruiter sees more expansion for Alabama auto manufacturing sector

Alabama auto manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Billy Joe Camp had a front-row seat for Project Rosewood, the recruiting effort that brought Mercedes-Benz to Alabama, and has witnessed every development in the Alabama auto manufacturing industry ever since. He remains bullish on the sector’s prospects after two decades of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry adding investment, jobs and vehicles after record year

Alabama auto manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama auto manufacturing industry has been running at full throttle, but it’s poised to gain additional velocity as new investment pours into the state. Manufacturing plants are expanding, new suppliers are establishing operations and the industry’s workforce is growing across...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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