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HarbisonWalker to invest $25 million to restart Alabama plant with 50 workers

Manufacturing

FAIRFIELD, Alabama — Pennsylvania-based HarbisonWalker International announced plans today to invest $25 million to convert its closed property near Birmingham into “Alabama One,” an advanced refractories manufacturing hub for steelmakers in the Southeast. Construction on the AL 1 facility in Fairfield during the first...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Manufacture Alabama honors Canfield with ‘Friend of Industry’ award

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Manufacture Alabama, a trade association representing manufacturers across the state, honored Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield with its first “Friend of the Industry” award on Tuesday. Manufacture Alabama created the award to recognize public officials, community leaders, and industry representatives for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

J.M. Smucker to build $1.1 billion Alabama manufacturing plant with 750 jobs

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The J.M. Smucker Co. announced plans today to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution center in Alabama to support production of Smucker’s Uncrustables, generating large-scale job creation in the Birmingham area. With a total financial investment of $1.1 billion, the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda reveals all-new CX-50 for 2022 debut on Alabama production line

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Automaker Mazda Motor Corp. today unveiled its brand-new CX-50 with a virtual world premier for the crossover vehicle that will be produced at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) assembly plant in Alabama beginning in January 2022. The CX-50 will join the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama marks milestone: 20 years of production at Lincoln plant

Manufacturing

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda is marking 20 years of auto production in Alabama, an era that has transformed communities across the state touched by its vast network of business. At the same time, the company’s auto assembly plant in the Talladega County town of...

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Toyota Alabama adds new V-6 engine line after $288 million expansion

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today officially marked the completion of a $288 million expansion project at its Alabama engine plant, where it is adding two new V-6 engines to its production lineup. State and local leaders joined Toyota officials in Huntsville this morning for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southern Automotive Conference shines spotlight on Alabama auto growth

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Alabama’s expanding auto manufacturing sector will occupy center stage as industry leaders from across the region and beyond gather in Birmingham for the 14th installment of the Southern Automotive Conference, today through Friday. SAC 2021 is expected to draw more than...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes adding hundreds of production team members by year’s end

Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) plans to launch an accelerated campaign to hire several hundred permanent production team members before the end of 2021 to allow its Alabama manufacturing operation to meet growing demand for its vehicles and prepare for new milestones. MBUSI’s hiring wave...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota produces ‘Job 1’ vehicle at $2.3 billion Alabama plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing and its 2,000-plus team members today celebrated the production of the first dealer-ready vehicle – a 2022 Corolla Cross – to emerge from the partnership’s new factory in Huntsville. “This is the moment MTM and our North Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hanwha Cimarron kicks off project to open Alabama manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks, formally launched a $130 million project today to construct a manufacturing plant in Opelika that will employ 261 people. Hanwha Cimarron broke ground this morning on the facility, located in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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