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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to launch second wave of production hiring

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the joint-venture automotive plant between Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., plans to resume the hiring of production positions at its Huntsville assembly facility on Monday. The company will make its public announcement during a Facebook event...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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With CARES funding, HomTex plans Selma PPE factory, creating 300 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- HomTex Inc. plans to open a manufacturing plant in Selma that will produce personal protective equipment and will create over 300 jobs, made possible by $10.5 million in funding from the CARES Act. In an announcement this morning, Governor Kay Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Golden Boy Foods to expand Alabama manufacturing operation

Manufacturing

 MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Golden Boy Foods, a leading manufacturer of private label food products, plans to invest more than $13 million in an expansion project at its production facility in Troy, creating 67 full-time jobs. To expand peanut...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai to add next-gen Tucson SUV to Alabama family of vehicles

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai announced plans today to expand the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant to include the next-generation Tucson SUV, its best-selling U.S. model. During a virtual press event in Los Angeles, José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Mobis to invest $15.8 million in new Alabama facility

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Auto supplier Mobis US Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis, plans to open a $15.8 million facility at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park near Birmingham, creating 120 jobs within three years. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kith Kitchens to open cabinet factory in Florence, creating 131 jobs

Manufacturing

FLORENCE, Alabama — Kith Kitchens, an Alabama-based maker of high-quality cabinets, plans to invest $11 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Florence that will create 131 full-time jobs. Kith Kitchens will purchase a 150,000-square-foot speculative building pad and 11.5 acres in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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