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Autocar opens $120 million heavy-duty truck factory in Alabama

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Indiana-based Autocar today marked the official opening of a $120 million heavy-duty work truck assembly plant in Birmingham that adds a new dimension to Alabama’s growing vehicle manufacturing industry. Governor Kay Ivey joined top Autocar executives and local leaders at a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Evonik expands Birmingham health care business with 50 new jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Evonik Corp. officials today announced that significant new investments in the company’s Birmingham labs will add extensive manufacturing and R&D capabilities while also creating more than 50 high-paying jobs. Following $50 million in investments over the past four years, the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham startup Pack Health to create 175 jobs in expansion

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –- Startup Pack Health plans to open a new headquarters in downtown Birmingham and anticipates hiring 175 new employees over the next four years, including programmers, developers, health advisers and other positions, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). Pack Health has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Target deal for Shipt showcases Birmingham’s dynamic tech sector

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The vibrant entrepreneurial tech scene in Birmingham is once again in the national spotlight, as Target plans to buy local grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million in a blockbuster deal. The retail giant, which announced the acquisition in December, said...

Written by Dawn Azok

Z Modular selects Alabama for innovative production facility

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Z Modular, a division of Chicago-based Zekelman Industries, plans to open a 106,000-square-foot advanced production facility in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park that will eventually have 100 employees, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). At the Alabama facility, Z Modular...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes kicks off project to build Bibb County global logistics hub

Birmingham Business Alliance

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz officially launched construction this morning on a Global Logistics Center and a North American parts hub based in Bibb County’s Scott G. Davis Industrial Park, a project that will give a massive boost to the rural area. The Bibb County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Autocar chooses Alabama for $120 million truck assembly plant

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Hagerstown, Indiana-based Autocar will invest $120 million launch a manufacturing operation plant in Alabama to produce heavy-duty cab-over-engine trucks. The project is expected to create 746 jobs. At a press conference this morning at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

STERIS Healthcare expanding Birmingham operation, creating 22 jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – STERIS/IMS plans a second expansion of its Birmingham operations as part of a $1.6 million project that will create 22 jobs. The follow-on expansion will help accelerate growth and boost the company’s workforce in the city to 450 people, according to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham region scorecard: 2,000 new jobs from 2016 projects

Birmingham Business Alliance

The Birmingham Business Alliance said today that economic development activity in its seven-county region generated more than 2,000 jobs and nearly $587 million in new capital investment during 2016. At a breakfast meeting today, BBA leaders also outlined their strategy of harnessing the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham area location will add to Spain-based Grupo...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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