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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

Toyota Alabama adds new V-6 engine line after $288 million expansion

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today officially marked the completion of a $288 million expansion project at its Alabama engine plant, where it is adding two new V-6 engines to its production lineup. State and local leaders joined Toyota officials in Huntsville this morning for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southern Automotive Conference shines spotlight on Alabama auto growth

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Alabama’s expanding auto manufacturing sector will occupy center stage as industry leaders from across the region and beyond gather in Birmingham for the 14th installment of the Southern Automotive Conference, today through Friday. SAC 2021 is expected to draw more than...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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