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Milestone: Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built vehicles

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s leadership, team members, and special guests today celebrated a production milestone – the 5 millionth vehicle built at the Montgomery assembly plant. Hyundai reached the 5 million mark in a little more than 16 years, with the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

3 companies team for $40 million auto steel blanking plant in Alabama

Manufacturing

MADISON, Alabama – Three companies with more than a century of experience in the U.S. steel and auto industries are teaming in a joint venture called Madison Metal Processing that will operate a new, $40 million factory near Huntsville. The companies collaborating in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hanwha Cimarron to invest $130 million in new Alabama manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of filament-wound carbon fiber tanks and pressure vessels, announced plans today to invest $130 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Opelika, where it will create 261 jobs. Hanwha Cimarron CEO David Jeon said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama launches mass production of Santa Cruz sport utility

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) celebrated the production launch of the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz sport utility at the automaker’s Montgomery facility on Tuesday, expanding the plant’s family of Alabama-built vehicles to five. A gray Santa Cruz, adorned with a red...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama wins Gold Shovel Award for 2020 economic development

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a prominent national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in the manufacturing sector during a challenging 2020. The honor follows a year of strong results...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing unveils first Alabama production model

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) today announced the first vehicle in the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant – the all-new Corolla Cross – following on the heels of a Toyota announcement this morning. The joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai debuts new Santa Cruz ahead of Alabama production launch

Manufacturing

Hyundai’s newest production model — the highly anticipated 2022 Santa Cruz sport adventure vehicle — made its worldwide debut today as the automaker’s Alabama plant readies to launch its assembly. The Santa Cruz, which combines the versatile open bed of a pickup with the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal USA’s Alabama shipyard eyes production of steel ships

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama -- Austal USA, a maker of aluminum vessels for the U.S. government, started construction Friday on a steel manufacturing line that positions the company to start steel production in April 2022. Austal USA said the addition of steel capability ensures that it...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chart Industries plans Alabama growth project, creating 94 jobs

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — Georgia-based Chart Industries, a leading maker of equipment used in the clean energy and industrial gas markets, plans a $2.5 million investment in an expansion project that will create 94 jobs at its Alabama facility, according to the Mobile Area Chamber.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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