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World travelers: Alabama-made vehicles crisscross the globe as exports surge

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From the deserts of the Middle East to urban centers across Asia and villages dotting the European countryside, vehicles made in Alabama are making a lasting impression. Exports of state-made automobiles continued to grow at an impressive rate in 2016, rising 13 percent to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto sector primed for growth with $1 billion in new investment

Hyundai

Alabama’s auto industry continues to thrive, racking up new jobs and investments in communities across the state. Last year, there were at least 68 auto projects, for an estimated total of 3,848 jobs and $907.1 million in new capital investment, according to an analysis...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hanwha adding 100 jobs in $20 million Alabama expansion

Hyundai

OPELIKA, Alabama – Auto supplier Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC plans to invest $20 million to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Opelika, adding 100 new jobs over the next three years, according to Mayor Gary Fuller. Hanwha launched operations in Opelika in 2005 with an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built engines — and counting

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai today celebrated the production of its 5 millionth Alabama-made engine, a key milestone for the company’s Montgomery auto operations. The event comes less than 12 years after the plant assembled its first Lambda six-cylinder engine in May 2005. Hyundai says...

Written by Dawn Azok

GLOBAL POWER: Alabama engine operations fill key role for automakers

Hyundai

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Alabama is not only one of the top producers of vehicles in the U.S., it’s also a major source of the power under their hoods. Last year, state manufacturers combined to turn out more than 1.75 million engines, and those assembly...

Written by Dawn Azok

HISTORY: Alabama auto production races past 10 million mark

Hyundai

There’s no question 2016 was a banner year for Alabama's auto industry, in more ways than one. For one thing, workers at the Alabama facilities of Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai combined to build more than 1 million vehicles for the second consecutive year and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Mercedes held keys to start Alabama auto industry boom

Hyundai

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – In the 20 years since Mercedes-Benz began producing the M-Class SUV in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama’s auto industry has roared to life in communities across the state. Vehicle production has steadily risen to make Alabama one of the Top 5 auto-producing states...

Written by Dawn Azok

RECORD YEAR: Alabama auto production accelerates to all-time high in 2016

Hyundai

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world. The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz...

Written by Dawn Azok

Made (and tested) in Alabama: State-built cars first get test track workouts

Hyundai

Before Alabama-made vehicles hit city streets and neighborhood roads, they get a workout on the test tracks at the state's three auto assembly plants. Banked curves, bumpy asphalt, smooth straightaways and skid pads are just some of the features that help put the models...

Written by Dawn Azok

New Alabama-built Santa Fe Sport SUVs roll off Hyundai line

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto plant successfully launched mass production of the Santa Fe Sport on Wednesday. Workers built about 50 of the SUVs on the first day, and they will ramp up to possibly 200 per day next week, said Robert Burns,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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