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3 Alabama projects selected for publication’s impact awards

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Trade and Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for business, today named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among a total of 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s 2019 Corporate...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama claims Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing embraces Alabama hometown’s space roots

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA is taking a cue from its Alabama hometown’s leadership role in the nation’s space program by naming its two assembly lines “Apollo” and “Discovery.” “Thanks to our team members’ creativity and innovative thinking, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier YKTA to create 650 jobs at $220M Alabama plant

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives from auto supplier Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama (YKTA) at a ceremony in Huntsville today to announce the company’s plans to invest $220 million to open a manufacturing facility that will create 650 jobs. The YKT Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier DaikyoNishikawa selects Alabama for first U.S. facility

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -– Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Japan-based DaikyoNishikawa US plans to invest $110 million to open an auto parts manufacturing facility in Huntsville to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. assembly plant now under construction. The company, called DNUS for short,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: First steel column rises at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has marked a milestone in its $1.6 billion project to build an auto assembly plant in Alabama as the first steel column is now in place at the construction site in Limestone County. The development signals that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Supplier Toyota Boshoku to build Alabama manufacturing facility, creating 400 jobs

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

ATHENS, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County today to announce that the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating a total of around...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama counties target Mazda Toyota supply chain in jobs push

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The groundbreaking for the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA auto assembly plant in Huntsville took place just days ago, but the $1.6 billion, 4,000-worker project is already making a big impact across North Alabama. Business recruiters in the 13-county region have...

Written by Dawn Azok

Consultants: How the ‘Project New World’ site search ended in Alabama

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

In a podcast series, site selection professionals who assisted Mazda and Toyota provide a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at why the automakers’ $1.6 billion auto assembly plant project is headed to Huntsville, Alabama. In three sessions, a team from JLL Chicago discusses the genesis of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing kicks off construction on $1.6B Alabama plant

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – With help from a robot, the first shovel of dirt was turned today at a sprawling site that will be home to Alabama’s next auto assembly plant – a $1.6 billon facility being built by Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA that will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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