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Nucor plans $280 million investment project at Tuscaloosa steel mill

Manufacturing

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa plans to invest $280 million to support current and future operations at the Tuscaloosa County rolling mill, the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority announced today. The investment will expand current product lines and add a new product line...

Written by Jerry Underwood

BASF marks 2 major milestones at Huntsville catalyst plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) representatives joined local and state officials today to celebrate a pair of milestones for the company’s Huntsville facility — its 50th anniversary and the production of the 500 millionth catalyst at the site. “Since...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus marks milestone in growth project adding 1,000 jobs in Mobile

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — At a special expansion ceremony on Wednesday, Alabama officials congratulated Airbus for progress on a growth project launched last year to ramp up aircraft production and add 1,000 workers at the company’s Mobile manufacturing facility. Governor Kay Ivey said the expansion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Navistar launches production of next-generation powertrain at Alabama facility

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Navistar Inc. today announced the production launch of its groundbreaking new International S13 Integrated powertrain at the company’s Alabama manufacturing facility, culminating a growth project that has already added 100 jobs at the site. Navistar officials joined state and local leaders...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-assembled ULA rocket powers first Amazon satellites into orbit

Manufacturing

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with deep Alabama roots lifted off from Cape Canaveral days ago on a milestone mission that sets the stage for ULA rockets to deploy satellites for an ambitious Amazon broad network. The Atlas V 501 rocket blasting...

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South American airline JetSMART takes delivery of Alabama-built Airbus

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — Airbus announced today that JetSMART, the South American ultra-low-cost carrier operating in Chile, Argentina and Peru, has taken delivery of its first A320neo produced at the aircraft manufacturer’s Alabama facility. The airline is the first South American carrier to take delivery...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama plans major investment with new Santa Fe SUV on way

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Hyundai announced plans today to invest $290 million in upgrades at its Montgomery assembly plant as the facility prepares to build the next-generation Santa Fe sport utility. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) officials announced the automaker’s investment plans at a ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto parts maker Shinhwa plans $114 million Alabama expansion

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama — Shinhwa Auto USA Corp. plans to invest $114 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Auburn to support the production of electric vehicle parts, according to Governor Kay Ivey. The growth project will create 50 jobs and add a new 170,000-square-foot...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT targets 11,000 new auto industry workers with ‘Shift’ campaign

Manufacturing

AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is accelerating its efforts to expand employment in the state’s auto industry by reviving a multi-state campaign to attract a new generation of workers for the fast-growing sector. AIDT is relaunching its Shift campaign, which debuted in March...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. plans $232M Alabama micro-reactor assembly plant

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp., (USNC) a Seattle-based company that’s expanding micro-reactor technologies, plans to invest $232 million to locate a facility in Gadsden to produce its industry-leading Micro-Modular Reactor. The highly automated MMR Assembly Plant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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