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Honda powers Alabama’s workforce with Barber racetrack event

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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

Honda debuts redesigned Alabama-made Acura MDX

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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

Canadian auto supplier Kobay Enstel plans Alabama factory

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OXFORD, Alabama -- Canadian automotive supplier Kobay Enstel announced plans today to create at least 75 jobs over three years at a new facility in Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Economic Development Council said Kobay Enstel, which stamps metal parts for auto seats, is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto exports span the globe to set record

Honda

From the Far East to the Arabian Desert, Alabama-built vehicles continue to make their mark across the globe. The value of Alabama auto exports topped $7 billion last year, a record annual total and a 5.8 percent gain from 2014. Meanwhile, overseas shipments of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-made Ridgeline Super Bowl 50 spot leads the flock

Honda

Honda is using a flock of sheep to sing the praises of the automaker’s all-new 2017 Alabama-made Ridgeline pickup in a 60-second commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. Honda this week offered a sneak peak of its “A New Truck to Love” spot featuring...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda shows off Alabama-made Ridgeline in Detroit

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DETROIT – The next Alabama-made vehicle made its debut today at the North American International Auto Show – the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup, which is joining the production lineup at the automaker’s Lincoln assembly plant. Appearing in dealer showrooms in the spring, the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama 2015 auto production tops 1 million, setting record

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Alabama’s three global automakers combined to produce more than 1 million vehicles in 2015, the first time the state’s annual output has reached that big-league milestone. Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai produced a total of at least 1,033,095 vehicles last year, according to the Economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-made Honda Ridgeline to star in Super Bowl ad

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Honda plans to show off the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup – its next Made-in-Alabama model -- in a Super Bowl commercial following its unveiling at next month’s North American International Auto Show. The automaker said today that the Ridgeline will make its television debut...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce, allies target Alabama auto sector growth

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Alabama’s auto sector is charging forward, with record-setting production and new expansion activity that’s adding more muscle to the state’s prominent position in a global industry. [caption id="attachment_10113" align="alignright" width="240"] Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield[/caption] Just this week, a new analysis showed that Honda’s Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama economic impact: $6.8 billion in 2014

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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

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