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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...

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Dawn Azok

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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