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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

Cascades Sonoco to expand Alabama facility with $16M investment

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Canada-based Cascades Sonoco plans to invest $16 million to expand its Birmingham facility, creating 20 jobs. The investment will be made in water-based coating technology to provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using the company’s new FlexShield, FluteSHIELD and SurfSHIELD coatings.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Oxford Pharmaceuticals starts construction on Alabama generic drug plant

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Oxford Pharmaceuticals is closer to producing generic drugs in Alabama with a $29.4 million Birmingham plant that gives the state’s largest metro area a foothold in an important industry. Company officials joined elected and economic development officials Wednesday for a ceremonial...

Written by Jerry Underwood

In Kaiser hangar complex, Birmingham sees aerospace potential

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Economic developers think a sprawling hangar complex just off the main runway at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport can help Alabama’s largest city make a return flight to an aviation sector that’s taking off in the region. The 1.8 million-square-foot complex, last...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham area 2014 scorecard: 3,000 new jobs, $370 million in investment

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The seven-county Birmingham region gained more than 3,000 jobs and $370 million in capital investment in 2014 thanks to companies locating new facilities or expanding existing operations in the area, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance. The BBA made the announcement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham Business Alliance: 2,600 new metro region jobs in 2013

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Economic development activity in the seven-county Birmingham metropolitan region resulted in more than 2,600 jobs and nearly $320 million in capital investment in 2013, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) announced today. The BBA released the 2013 tallies at this morning’s Blueprint...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham Business Alliance: Region gained 3,800 new jobs, $843 million in capital investment

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The seven-county Birmingham region gained more than 3,800 new jobs through economic development projects and business expansions in 2012, the Birmingham Business Alliance announced today. Capital investment associated with the projects topped $843 million last year, the organization said at this...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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