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Mercedes adding hundreds of production team members by year’s end

Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) plans to launch an accelerated campaign to hire several hundred permanent production team members before the end of 2021 to allow its Alabama manufacturing operation to meet growing demand for its vehicles and prepare for new milestones. MBUSI’s hiring wave...

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Mazda Toyota produces ‘Job 1’ vehicle at $2.3 billion Alabama plant

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing and its 2,000-plus team members today celebrated the production of the first dealer-ready vehicle – a 2022 Corolla Cross – to emerge from the partnership’s new factory in Huntsville. “This is the moment MTM and our North Alabama...

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Hanwha Cimarron kicks off project to open Alabama manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks, formally launched a $130 million project today to construct a manufacturing plant in Opelika that will employ 261 people. Hanwha Cimarron broke ground this morning on the facility, located in...

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Marking 25 years in Alabama, REHAU plans $50 million growth project in Cullman

Manufacturing

CULLMAN, Alabama – Germany-based REHAU on Tuesday announced plans to invest $50 million in expansion project that will create 125 jobs at its Cullman County facility, which recently secured a contract to build exterior polymer-based components for Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama-made SUV models. The growth plans...

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GE Aviation’s Auburn plant ships 100,000th 3-D printed fuel nozzle

Manufacturing

 AUBURN, Alabama — The GE Aviation additive manufacturing center in Auburn has achieved a major milestone — it shipped the 100,000th fuel nozzle tip grown on sophisticated 3-D printers at a plant that is pioneering new technologies for producing jet engine components. The Auburn...

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Milestone: Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built vehicles

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s leadership, team members, and special guests today celebrated a production milestone — the 5 millionth vehicle built at the Montgomery assembly plant. Hyundai reached the 5 million mark in a little more than 16 years, with the...

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3 companies team for $40 million auto steel blanking plant in Alabama

Manufacturing

MADISON, Alabama – Three companies with more than a century of experience in the U.S. steel and auto industries are teaming in a joint venture called Madison Metal Processing that will operate a new, $40 million factory near Huntsville. The companies collaborating in the...

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Hanwha Cimarron to invest $130 million in new Alabama manufacturing facility

Manufacturing

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of filament-wound carbon fiber tanks and pressure vessels, announced plans today to invest $130 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Opelika, where it will create 261 jobs. Hanwha Cimarron CEO David Jeon said the...

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Hyundai Alabama launches mass production of Santa Cruz sport utility

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) celebrated the production launch of the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz sport utility at the automaker’s Montgomery facility on Tuesday, expanding the plant’s family of Alabama-built vehicles to five. A gray Santa Cruz, adorned with a red...

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Alabama wins Gold Shovel Award for 2020 economic development

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a prominent national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in the manufacturing sector during a challenging 2020. The honor follows a year of strong results...

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