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Hyundai marks opening of $388 million engine facility in Montgomery

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC today celebrated the grand opening of its cylinder head manufacturing plant, a $388 million project that spurred the creation of 50 jobs. Governor Kay Ivey joined company officials and area leaders at the new plant in...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Yongsan locating first U.S. facility in Alabama, creating 150 jobs

Hyundai

OPELIKA, Alabama – Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Yongsan Automotive USA will invest more than $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in the city’s Fox Run Business Park that will employ 150 workers after three years. Fuller’s announcement came during an Opelika...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

Hyundai

Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles. Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai Alabama plant records sharp spike in SUV production

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama plant ramped up production of its Santa Fe SUV line during 2018, as the company set new records for overall SUV sales throughout the year. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said today that its workers built more than 88,000 SUVs...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Hwashin to add 50 jobs with $26M Alabama expansion

Hyundai

GREENVILLE, Alabama – Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. announced plans to expand its Butler County manufacturing operation with a $26 million investment in new equipment and 50 new jobs. Hwashin, which produces body components for Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant, has been in expansion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Hyundai Alabama launches production of redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto plant today kicked off production of the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe, with plans to produce more than 84,000 models this year to meet growing demand for SUVs. The 3,200-worker Montgomery factory also produces the Sonata and Elantra sedans.

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai to invest $388 million to prep Alabama plant for next-generation engines

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC President and CEO Dong Ryeol Choi today to announce that Hyundai is investing $388 million to construct a plant dedicated to manufacturing engine heads and enhance existing operations to support production of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers

Hyundai

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama’s robust auto industry has transformed the state economy over the past two decades, as well as communities scattered from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. But perhaps nowhere has the industry’s prosperity been more acutely felt than in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama ranks No. 3 for auto exports, with shipments to 88 nations in 2017

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year. Motor vehicle exports topped $7.75 billion in 2017, according to the latest trade data reviewed by the Alabama...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Hyundai

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

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