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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

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...

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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

Gunmaker Kimber relocates its corporate headquarters to Alabama

Manufacturing

TROY, Alabama — Less than three years after selecting a site in Troy for a firearms manufacturing plant, Kimber Mfg Inc. announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Alabama city. Kimber also said it plans to hire aggressively in all departments as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

U.S. Steel starts up advanced electric arc furnace facility in Alabama

Manufacturing

FAIRFIELD, Alabama — U.S. Steel Corp. today announced the successful start-up of a new technologically advanced electric arc furnace steelmaking facility at its operations in Fairfield, marking a strategic milestone for the company. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel said the EAF at the Fairfield Works,

Written by Jerry Underwood

New $54M parts facility will boost Mercedes EV production in Alabama

Manufacturing

VANCE, Alabama – A new parts facility planned near the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa County is expected to add 373 jobs to the sprawling network that supports the state’s auto industry. The $53.6 million, 530,000-square-foot project will primarily serve as a storage...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier IAC plans Alabama expansions creating over 180 jobs

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that International Automotive Components Group North America Inc. (IAC) plans to invest over $55.9 million in expansion projects that will create 182 jobs at two Alabama facilities. IAC is committing $34.3 million in new capital investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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