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Auto supplier BOCAR to invest $115M in Alabama plant with 300-plus jobs

Huntsville

HUNTSVILE, Alabama -- BOCAR, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, announced plans today to invest $115 million in a new plant in Alabama, creating more than 300 jobs in a project that adds to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector. BOCAR leaders made the announcement...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Facilities gives high rankings to Alabama, cities

Huntsville

Business Facilities magazine gives Alabama high rankings for its workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength and overall manufacturing employment, while touting the economic growth potential of Mobile and Huntsville. In its 13th annual ranking report, the economic development-focused publication singled out Huntsville as the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mayor Battle: ‘Huntsville’s conversations are never dull’

Huntsville

Made In Alabama asked Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle to outline his economic development priorities for 2016 and provide insight on why the city has been able to land a series of major projects in the past couple of years. Here are his remarks. Q:

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama mayors share 2016 growth priorities

Huntsville

Made In Alabama checked in with the mayors of the state’s four largest cities to get an idea of their 2016 economic development priorities and how their growth strategies paid off last year. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange believes Alabama’s capital is primed for growth...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers probe futuristic propulsion system

Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- At Redstone Arsenal, the cradle of the nation’s rocket program, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Boeing Co., NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Arsenal are working together to probe a futuristic propulsion system that could send explorers to Mars...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing Alabama research center to bring new innovation

Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A Boeing Co. research and development center being established in Alabama’s Rocket City will become an innovation hub that helps the aerospace company identify technological advancements critical to the company’s future, a Boeing official said. “Our new research center in Huntsville...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SES to create 450 jobs with expansion of Huntsville operations

Huntsville

LONDON, England – Science and Engineering Services LLC (SES) announced today that it expects to add 450 jobs in Huntsville over the next five years as part of a nearly $70 million expansion of its Alabama manufacturing operations. SES officials made the announcement at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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