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AIDT promotes Allen to high-level communications position

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – AIDT announced today that Jacqueline Allen has been promoted to assistant director of communications and external affairs at Alabama’s premier workforce development agency. Allen has over 30 years of experience in communications and marketing, with nearly 20 years of that experience...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Sec. Canfield to attend signing of historic trade deal with China

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will attend the ceremonial signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. President Donald Trump will sign an 86-page agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2 industrial operations to open in Lawrence County, creating nearly 80 jobs

MOULTON, Alabama – An automotive supplier and a pipe fabricator will open new industrial facilities in Lawrence County, creating a combined 78 new jobs, according to the Lawrence County Industrial Development Board. CCI Manufacturing USA Corp., a Tier 1 auto supplier, will invest $21.5...

Written by Jerry Underwood

6 trends fueling Alabama’s economic growth in 2020 and beyond

Alabama’s economy is humming on all cylinders as a new decade begins, with job rolls swelling to record numbers and an ultra-low unemployment rate as major industries expand their operations in the state. While the foundations are firmly in place for more growth, there...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Officials welcome Airbus plans to expand Alabama A320 production

Alabama leaders hailed plans announced today by Airbus to increase production of A320 aircraft at the company’s Mobile manufacturing facility, where it will invest $40 million to construct a new support hangar. On top of a project to add a new A220 assembly line...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing set to launch hiring of production team

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS) is set to begin the hiring process for the production team at its $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Huntsville on Monday, Jan. 13. MTMUS is getting an assist from AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s AerBetic collects Innovation Award at CES 2020 tech show

LAS VEGAS — For a second consecutive year, Birmingham-based AerBetic’s diabetic alert device is making a splash at the world’s premier consumer tech show by collecting an CES Innovation Award at this week’s event. CES’ annual Innovation Awards program celebrates outstanding design across 28 product...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama presence at top high-tech show includes inventions, recruiting push

LAS VEGAS – CES 2020, the world’s largest consumer technology event, is getting under way today, and Alabama companies are on hand to show off their forward-thinking products and technologies. Vince Perez, a senior project manager at the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

After strong year, Toyota Alabama to begin hiring amid growth plans

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota’s Alabama engine plant notched a strong performance in 2019, and it is kicking off 2020 with plans to fill 450 new jobs, the company said Monday. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama produced about 610,000 engines last year, or roughly 2,500 per...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai’s Alabama manufacturing plant registers production gain in 2019

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant produced 336,000 vehicles in 2019, the company announced today, a total output that rose about 4 percent over the previous year. The Santa Fe SUV was the primary contributor to the production increase at Hyundai Motor...

Written by Dawn Azok

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