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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

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

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

Alabama ranks high in magazine’s 2018 business climate rankings

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

National publication Site Selection again rated Alabama among the top states in its annual State Business Climate survey, reflecting its consistent attractiveness for high-value economic development projects. Overall, Site Selection ranked Alabama No. 8 in its Business Climate analysis, tied with Indiana. In a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks stronger bonds at SEUS Japan 41 in Tokyo

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference in Tokyo this week that aims to broaden economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 41st annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan and the Japan-Southeast associations, known as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team talks future with Mazda, Toyota officials in Japan

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and Huntsville area officials engaged in meetings this week with executives of Mazda and Toyota to expand relationships as the automakers prepare to officially launch construction on a $1.6 billion Alabama assembly plant. The mission began...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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