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Coca-Cola UNITED announces $48 million expansion at Mobile facility

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED plans to invest $48 million in its Mobile campus to grow its business along the Gulf Coast with a project to expand its existing warehouse, optimize distribution operations and install a state-of-the-art warehousing system. “With this larger...

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Polyplex USA plans $90 million expansion project at Alabama facility

Manufacturing

DECATUR, Alabama – Polyplex USA announced plans today to invest over $90.6 million to expand production of specialized polyester film at its Decatur facility in a project that will create 100 jobs when complete. Polyplex plans to add a second Biaxially Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate...

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AM/NS Calvert kicks off construction on $775 million steelmaking facility

Manufacturing

CALVERT, Alabama – With a groundbreaking ceremony this week, ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corp. marked the official launch of a $775 million project to construct a massive new steelmaking facility at their AM/NS Calvert production site near Mobile. “Alabama and the steel industry go...

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Auto supplier Valeo plans manufacturing site in Alabama with 70 jobs

Manufacturing

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Automotive supplier Valeo North America announced today that it will invest $5 million in a facility in Jefferson County, creating 70 jobs and providing another boost to the Birmingham region’s presence in the auto manufacturing industry. The Birmingham Business Alliance announced...

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Alabama’s auto industry primes for growth milestones in 2021

Manufacturing

Alabama’s auto industry is poised for a stellar year in 2021, with plans to add thousands of new jobs along with highly-anticipated new products as companies deepen their roots in communities across the state. Automakers are in the midst of major new construction and...

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New venture to expand Jasper lumber production facility, creating 60 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Jasper Lumber Co. and Canada’s Tolko Industries Ltd. have formed a partnership that will expand lumber production at a Walker County facility through a $45 million project creating at least 60 jobs. The investment will...

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Germany’s Heiche plans Alabama manufacturing facility with 73 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Germany-based Heiche Surface Technologies plans a substantial investment to open an advanced metals coating facility in Jasper, creating at least 73 jobs and expanding Walker County’s footprint in Alabama’s auto industry. Heiche, whose customers include...

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Auburn’s SiO2 launches production of high-tech COVID-19 vaccine vials

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of SiO2 Materials Science and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of a facility where the Auburn company has launched production of unique vials to be used in the delivery of...

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Mercedes to launch production of electric vehicles in Alabama in 2022

Manufacturing

VANCE, Alabama – Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz plant will begin producing luxury electric SUVs in 2022, part of a major rollout of new vehicle technology and manufacturing coordination at the automaker’s facilities around the world. The company on Monday revealed new details of its “Electric First”

Written by Dawn Azok

SteelFab Inc. to invest $23.6 million in Alabama growth plans

Manufacturing

ROANOKE, Alabama – SteelFab Inc. plans to expand its structural steel facility in east Alabama with a $23.6 million project that will create over 30 jobs and position the plant for future growth, according to the Randolph County Economic Development Authority. The company, one...

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