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Lockheed Martin plans Missile System Integration Lab in Huntsville

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Lockheed Martin announced plans today to invest $16.5 million to open a new facility focusing on missile defense on its campus in Huntsville, another milestone marking the defense contractor’s growing footprint in Alabama. The 25,000-square-foot Missile System Integration Lab (MSIL) facility will...

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James Hardie adding 200 workers with Alabama expansion project

Manufacturing

PRATTVILLE, Alabama — James Hardie plans to hire 200 additional workers as the company expands its manufacturing plant in Prattville, where it produces high-performance fiber cement building solutions, according to an announcement by Governor Kay Ivey The growth project will double the size of...

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Auto supplier Shinhwa investing $78 million in second Auburn facility

Manufacturing

AUBURN, Alabama — Shinhwa Auto USA Corp. plans to add a second auto parts manufacturing facility in Auburn as part of a $78 million growth project that will create 42 jobs over the next three years, Governor Kay Ivey announced this morning. Shinhwa will...

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Novelis plans $2.5 billion Alabama aluminum mill with 1,000 jobs

Manufacturing

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Novelis Inc., a world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, plans to invest more than $2.5 billion to build a new low-carbon recycling and rolling plant in Baldwin County, according to Governor Kay Ivey. The facility at the 3,000-acre South Alabama...

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Airbus Alabama expansion project adding 1,000 jobs in Mobile

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama ­— Governor Kay Ivey joined Airbus officials, Mobile leaders and education professionals at a community event this afternoon to celebrate the aerospace company’s new growth plans at its Alabama manufacturing facility. Airbus’ latest expansion project calls for the addition of a third...

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Cerrowire kicks off $100 million expansion project in Alabama

Manufacturing

HARTSELLE, Alabama — Cerrowire, a major U.S. manufacturer of copper building wire, today officially launched an expansion project near its Morgan County factory, where it will build a 270,000-square-foot facility to produce metal clad cable in Alabama. Cerrowire, which is investing over $100 million...

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Toyota to invest $222 million to expand engine production in Alabama

Manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Global automaker Toyota announced plans today to invest $222 million at its manufacturing facility in Huntsville to create a new production line for four-cylinder engines, including a hybrid electric version. The project is part of a $383 million companywide plan that...

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Austal opens advanced $100 million steel shipbuilding facility in Mobile

Manufacturing

MOBILE, Alabama — Austal USA marked the beginning of a new era at its Mobile shipyard with the Tuesday opening of a state-of-the-art facility for the production of steel ships for the U.S. Navy and other customers. The addition of steel shipbuilding capability complements the...

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Hyundai to add first electric vehicles to Alabama production lineup

Manufacturing

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Automaker Hyundai announced plans today to begin building the hybrid version of its Santa Fe sport utility along with the first electrified Genesis GV70 SUV as the Montgomery factory expands its U.S. production to include electric vehicles. To accommodate the growth,

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