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Toyota Alabama engine plant marks 15 years of growth

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Toyota Alabama engine plant is marking its 15th anniversary this week, celebrating an era that has brought great growth in size, skill and significance for the Huntsville facility and its workforce. The $864 million plant has expanded four times since...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota Alabama — ‘engine capital of the world’ — marks 15 years

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Long known for rocket engine production, Huntsville is on its way to earning the title of “engine capital of the world,” thanks to the presence of Toyota over the past 15 years. During that time, the Japanese automaker’s Alabama workers have...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Buckle Up: Alabama auto industry accelerates growth (Video)

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Alabama’s auto industry is on a hot streak, with record production numbers, rising investment, expanded hiring, and redesigned models rolling off the assembly lines. Last year alone, the auto industry added around 6,500 jobs and $3 billion in new investment in the state, according...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama 2015 auto production tops 1 million, setting record

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Alabama’s three global automakers combined to produce more than 1 million vehicles in 2015, the first time the state’s annual output has reached that big-league milestone. Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai produced a total of at least 1,033,095 vehicles last year, according to the Economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota Alabama produces milestone 4 millionth engine

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[caption id="attachment_12568" align="alignright" width="300"] The Toyota Alabama engine plant began production in 2003 and has grown to become one of the global automaker's largest.[/caption] HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers at the Toyota Alabama plant recorded a production milestone Monday – the 4 millionth engine assembled...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto facilities add green projects to line-up

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LINCOLN, Alabama – Since the first dealer-ready Odyssey rolled down the assembly line at Honda’s Alabama plant on Nov. 14, 2001, the automaker’s facility has produced more than 3.2 million vehicles and engines. In the past 13 years, the $2 billion plant that sprawls...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto industry provides backdrop for regional conference

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – For the Alabama auto industry, the needle has been moving toward rapid growth, with production gains, new and redesigned models, job growth, and additional investment. Consider these facts: More than new 6,600 jobs in Alabama’s auto industry have been announced since...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota marks milestone 3-millionth Alabama-made engine

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today celebrated the production of the 3-millionth Alabama-made engine since the global automaker’s Huntsville plant began production in 2003. A ceremony this morning at the facility to mark the milestone included speeches by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, U.S. Senators Jeff...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team meets with top Toyota executives on Japan trade mission

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and top state economic development officials today met with high-ranking executives of Toyota at the global automaker’s headquarters as the Alabama team marked the second day of a trade mission to Japan. [caption id="attachment_6449" align="alignright" width="210"] Governor...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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