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Evonik plans to invest $176.5 million in Alabama expansion project

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — German specialty chemicals company Evonik announced today that it is launching an expansion project at its Mobile area manufacturing facility that will bolster its animal nutrition business line while also reducing the site’s carbon footprint. Plans call for Evonik to build...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus Alabama facility in line to build tanker aircraft with Lockheed Martin

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — The Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile is poised for potential growth thanks to plans announced today by the aerospace company and Lockheed Martin to collaborate on a refueling tanker aircraft if the partners win an Air Force competition. Outlined today at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dura opens high-tech factory in Muscle Shoals for EV battery enclosures

Manufacturing

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined officials with Dura Automotive Systems today to celebrate the formal unveiling of the company’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, which will produce electric vehicle battery enclosures. The 200,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ more...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing marks production launch of Mazda CX-50

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing today marked the start of mass production of the all-new Mazda CX-50 sport utility at the joint venture assembly plant in Alabama, with cheers from the plant’s workforce. The launch ceremony featured guests and high-ranking Mazda executives, including...

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Alabama automakers gear up for new milestones in 2022

Manufacturing

Alabama’s automakers are eyeing growth on many fronts in 2022, with plans for new models, additional employees and advanced technology that will help usher in the next era of vehicle manufacturing in the state. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing will continue to ramp up its auto...

Written by Dawn Azok

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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...

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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...

Written by Dawn Azok

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