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Lockheed Martin opens ‘digital’ hypersonics factory in rural Lawrence County

COURTLAND, Alabama – At a World War II-era Air Force base in rural Lawrence County, defense contractor Lockheed Martin this month opened one of the nation’s smartest factories, where workers will bring to life futuristic technologies to protect the U.S. Lockheed Martin says the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MTC Logistics opens $61 million cargo hub in Alabama’s ‘Port City’

MOBILE, Alabama – Baltimore, Maryland-based MTC Logistics today formally opened a sprawling refrigerated cargo facility in Mobile, a $61 million project that will add 75 new jobs and has growth potential for the future. MTC broke ground in 2019 on what is now one...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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 Auto Manufacturers Alliance taps Sec. Canfield for Hall of Fame

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Southern Automotive Manufacturers Alliance (SAMA), an organization representing one of the region’s most dynamic growth industries, today announced that Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield has been named to the SAMA Hall of Fame. Secretary Canfield, a key figure in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southern Automotive Conference shines spotlight on Alabama auto growth

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

Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Northrop Grumman Corp. announced today it has opened a new facility in Huntsville to support the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, adding new jobs to the region and expanding its role supporting important national security and civil...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rural companies make splash at first ‘Made in Alabama’ Showcase

Companies making great products in small corners of the state stepped into the spotlight at the first installment of the Made in Alabama Showcase, an event last week that featured extraordinary homegrown products. Six of the 12 companies honored by Governor Kay Ivey at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Made in Alabama’ Showcase features top homegrown companies

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Commerce, today honored a dozen homegrown businesses at the Inaugural “Made in Alabama” Showcase. To celebrate October as “Manufacturing Month,” Governor Ivey selected 12 businesses for their work in producing exceptional...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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

High-impact projects show growth potential of Northwest Alabama region

GUIN, Alabama – Three rural counties in Northwest Alabama are adding new jobs and investments within their diverse industrial bases, and more economic growth is on the horizon for the region. Fayette, Lamar and Marion counties, which make up the Northwest Alabama Economic Development...

Written by Dawn Azok

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