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Blue Origin officially opens Alabama rocket engine factory

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Blue Origin  on Monday opened a sprawling factory in Alabama’s “Rocket City” that will allow the spaceflight company to accelerate production of its heavy-lift BE-4 rocket engine and create hundreds of jobs. The BE-4, which is under development, will power Blue Origin’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Officials welcome Airbus plans to expand Alabama A320 production

Manufacturing

Alabama leaders hailed plans announced today by Airbus to increase production of A320 aircraft at the company’s Mobile manufacturing facility, where it will invest $40 million to construct a new support hangar. On top of a project to add a new A220 assembly line...

Written by Jerry Underwood

After strong year, Toyota Alabama to begin hiring amid growth plans

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota’s Alabama engine plant notched a strong performance in 2019, and it is kicking off 2020 with plans to fill 450 new jobs, the company said Monday. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama produced about 610,000 engines last year, or roughly 2,500 per...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai’s Alabama manufacturing plant registers production gain in 2019

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant produced 336,000 vehicles in 2019, the company announced today, a total output that rose about 4 percent over the previous year. The Santa Fe SUV was the primary contributor to the production increase at Hyundai Motor...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama records production milestone in busy 2019

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama – It’s been another milestone year for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, which reached the 5 million mark for vehicle and engine production since its $2.6 billion Talladega County plant opened nearly 20 years ago. Total output for 2019 alone is estimated at...

Written by Dawn Azok

Ascend finalizes plans for $175 million project at Alabama plant

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama — Ascend Performance Materials announced today that it has finalized plans for a $175 million project to expand production capacity at its Decatur manufacturing facility and construct energy cogeneration units at the site. The project will add 10 high-end manufacturing jobs to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Samuel Associated Tube Group plans $29 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Samuel Associated Tube Group today announced plans to invest $29 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, an expansion project that will create new jobs and prepare for future growth. The company, which manufactures small diameter, electric-resistance-welded and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerojet Rocketdyne: New Alabama manufacturing site ready for production

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Aerojet Rocketdyne said today that it is ready to begin producing large solid rocket motor carbon fiber cases in Alabama’s Rocket City following installation and calibration of a key machine at its new Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF). The state-of-the-art machine will be used...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama adding 200 jobs to launch production of Santa Cruz crossover

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai executives and local leaders today to announce that the automaker plans to add a new vehicle to its Alabama production lineup as part of a $410 million expansion project that will create 200 jobs at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Koch Foods to expand Alabama operations with new Attalla feed-mill

Manufacturing

ATTALLA, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today joined representatives of Koch Foods and local leaders in Etowah County to announce that the company plans to invest more than $50 million to establish a state-of-the-art grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla. Koch Foods said...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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